Wisconsin hockeyâ€™s non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season has been know for awhile, but on Thursday the Big Ten finally announced the schedule for conference games. With the announcement we now know the full schedule for Badger hockey this upcoming season.
UW wonâ€™t open its Big Ten campaign until a series at home against Penn State on 12/05-12/06. However, the Badgers wonâ€™t get in to the bulk of conference play until after the winter break.
Thatâ€™s when Wisconsin will take the road for the first time in conference play, visiting Minnesota for a series that will start on 1/15 or 1/16 and conclude on 1/17.
UW will return the favor with the rival Gophers just two weeks later, hosting Minnesota on the final two days of January. Sandwiched in between the two seriesâ€™ will be an equally tough test, as Wisconsin will welcome Michigan to the Kohl Center for a series that will start on 1/23 or 1/24.
Itâ€™s that three series stretch that will likely go a long way in deciding the Big Ten pecking order, with the three powerhouse programs really separating themselves from the rest of the conference last season.
The Badgers will end the Big Ten season in the same building they started it in, as they will host Ohio State on 3/13 and 3/14 to wrap up conference play.
UW will also test itself with tough non-conference tests against the likes of North Dakota, Denver, Colorado College, Boston University and Ferris State.
Here is the complete schedule with known dates and times so far:
|Date||Opponent / Event||Location||Time / Result|
|10/10/14||vs. Alaska (Kendall Hockey Classic)||Anchorage, Alaska||8:00 p.m. CT|
|10/11/14||at Alaska-Anchorage (Kendall Hockey Classic)||Anchorage, Alaska||10:00 p.m. CT|
|10/17/14||vs. Northern Michigan||Green Bay, Wis.||7:00 p.m. CT|
|10/18/14||vs. Northern Michigan||Green Bay, Wis.||7:00 p.m. CT|
|11/07/14||vs. North Dakota||Kohl Center||TBA|
|11/08/14||vs. North Dakota||Kohl Center||TBA|
|11/21/14||at Colorado College||Colorado Springs, Colo.||8:30 p.m. CT|
|11/28/14||vs. Ferris State||Kohl Center||TBA|
|11/29/14||vs. Ferris State||Kohl Center||TBA|
|12/05/14||vs. Penn State *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|12/06/14||vs. Penn State *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|12/12/14||vs. US Under-18 #||Kohl Center||TBA|
|01/02/15||vs. Michigan Tech||Kohl Center||TBA|
|01/03/15||vs. Michigan Tech||Kohl Center||TBA|
|01/09/15||vs. Boston University||Kohl Center||TBA|
|01/10/15||vs. Boston University||Kohl Center||TBA|
|01/15/15||at Minnesota (possible) *||Minneapolis||TBA|
|01/16/15||at Minnesota *||Minneapolis||TBA|
|01/17/15||at Minnesota (possible) *||Minneapolis||TBA|
|01/23/15||vs. Michigan (possible) *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|01/24/15||vs. Michigan *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|01/25/15||vs. Michigan (possible) *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|01/29/15||vs. Minnesota *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|01/30/15||vs. Minnesota *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|01/31/15||vs. Minnesota *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|02/06/15||at Penn State *||University Park, Pa.||TBA|
|02/07/15||at Penn State *||University Park, Pa.||TBA|
|02/13/15||at Ohio State (possible) *||Columbus, Ohio||TBA|
|02/14/15||at Ohio State *||Columbus, Ohio||TBA|
|02/15/15||at Ohio State (possible) *||Columbus, Ohio||TBA|
|02/20/15||vs. Michigan State *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|02/21/15||vs. Michigan State *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|02/27/15||at Michigan (possible) *||Ann Arbor, Mich.||TBA|
|02/28/15||at Michigan *||Ann Arbor, Mich.||TBA|
|03/01/15||at Michigan (possible) *||Ann Arbor, Mich.||TBA|
|03/06/15||at Michigan State *||East Lansing, Mich.||TBA|
|03/07/15||at Michigan State *||East Lansing, Mich.||TBA|
|03/13/15||vs. Ohio State *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|03/14/15||vs. Ohio State *||Kohl Center||TBA|
|03/19/15||Big Ten Tournament||Detroit||TBA|
|03/20/15||Big Ten Tournament||Detroit||TBA|
|03/21/15||Big Ten Tournament||Detroit||TBA|
|04/09/15||NCAA Frozen Four||Boston||TBA|
|04/11/15||NCAA Frozen Four||Boston||TBA|