The 27th Hockey East Championship Tournament will take place on March 18 and 19 at TD Garden
BOSTON - Hockey East Association Commissioner Joe Bertagna announced the 2010-2011 men's league composite schedule
on Wednesday afternoon, which features a 27-game league schedule for each of the 10 member schools in addition to several
highlighted non-conference matchups during the season.
The 2010-11 Hockey East season commences with eight exhibition games this coming weekend on Oct. 2 and 3.
The conference officially opens regular-season play in Hockey East's 27th season on Friday, Oct. 8 at Alfond Arena with Maine
hosting UMass-Lowell and Providence hosting Northeastern that same night at Schneider Arena. Boston College will play Northeastern
the next night in Northeastern's historic Matthews Arena.
The conference also features several intriguing non-conference match ups in the opening weekend. Massachusetts will travel to
Minnesota's Mariucci Arena for a two-game series on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9 in Minneapolis. Vermont will host
WHCA foe Denver for a two-game set beginning on Friday, Oct. 8 at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Boston University will compete at the Ice
Breaker Tournament in St. Louis, Mo. at the Scottrade Center, opening the season against WCHA opponent Wisconsin. UNH will
travel to Miami for two games on Oct. 8 in Oxford, Ohio. Merrimack College will officially open its season on Oct. 9th at Niagara.
Hockey East and the CCHA will clash in eight games between the two leagues from Oct. 8 to Oct. 23. Some of the highlighted
games on the schedule also include: the UNH at Miami series, Maine at Michigan State for a two-game set Oct. 14 and 15. UNH
will host Michigan for a single game on Oct. 16 at the Whittemore Center in Durham, while Boston College will visit South Bend
for a single game on Friday, Oct. 23.
The regular season schedule will determine the eight teams that qualify for the Hockey East Championship Tournament, which
begins with the quarterfinal round on campus sites of the highest four seeds from on the weekend of March 11-13, 2011. The
four quarterfinal winners will advance to the TD Garden in Boston for the semifinals and Championship Game on Friday, March 18
(5/8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 19 (7 p.m.). Tickets for the Hockey East Championship at the TD Garden will go on sale in early
December and can be purchased by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com