The University of Maine announced the 2016-17 men’s ice hockey schedule on Friday morning.  The Black Bears will play 20 home games with 17 of them coming at the Alfond Arena.

The Black Bears will start the year off with a match-up with St. Francis Xavier in Orono on October 2nd and will then host RPI and Quinnipiac in consecutive weekends after at the Alfond.  Maine will play its first conference match-up against Boston College on November 4th at the Cross Insurance Arena, followed by a second game the next day in Orono.

Other notable games on the schedule include a home and home series with New Hampshire on December 2nd and 3rd.  The Black Bears will also have out of conference match-ups with Miami (OH) in October and Brown in November.

Here is the full 2016-17 Schedule:

10/2/2016 St. Francis Xavier
10/7/2016 RPI
10/8/2016 RPI
10/14/2016 Quinnipiac
10/15/2016 Quinnipiac
10/21/2016 @ Miami (OH)
10/22/2016 @ Miami (OH)
10/28/2016 @ Colgate
10/29/2016 @ Colgate
11/4/2016 Boston College @ Portland
11/5/2016 Boston College
11/11/2016 UMass-Lowell
11/13/2016 @ UMass-Lowell
11/18/2016 @ Vermont
11/19/2016 @ Vermont
11/26/2016 Brown @ Portland
12/2/2016 @ UNH
12/3/2016 UNH
12/9/2016 AIC
12/10/2016 AIC
12/30/2016 @ UNH (Verizon Center, Manchester, NH)
1/6/2017 USA National Development Program
1/12/2017 @ UCONN
1/14/2017 @ UCONN (Frozen Fenway)
1/20/2017 @ Boston University
1/21/2017 Boston University
1/27/2017 UMass
1/28/2017 UMass
2/3/2017 @ Providence
2/4/2017 @ Providence
2/10/2017 Notre Dame @ Portland
2/11/2017 Notre Dame
2/17/2017 @ Merrimack
2/18/2017 @ Merrimack
2/24/2017 Northeastern
2/25/2017 Northeastern (Senior Night)