The Big Ten announced the 2014-2015 men’s hockey schedule today, and it inclues a six-game homestand for the Nittany Lions from January to February.
Penn State will start the season at Michigan on Nov. 21 and 22 and will continue on the road the following weekend at Wisconsin. The team will play a Big Ten opponent in Hockey Valley for the first time against Ohio State on Jan. 9, playing Michigan State and Wisconsin at home before the homestand completes on Feb. 7. They then will alternate between home and road series for the rest of the season before finishing up at Minnesota the weekend of March 13. The Big Ten Tournament will culminate the year at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena March 19-21.
In its first full year in the Big Ten, Penn State finished the season with a record of 8-26-2. The Nittany Lions’ poor record is a bit misleading, though — 11 games were decided by only one goal. The season was highlighted by three impressive wins over Michigan and a win over Ohio State, as well as a hard-fought tie with Michigan State.
Check out the complete schedule below:
2014-15 Penn State Big Ten Hockey Schedule
DAY DATE OPPONENT
Fri. Nov. 21 at Michigan
Sat. Nov. 22 at Michigan
Fri. Dec. 5 at Wisconsin
Sat. Dec. 6 at Wisconsin
Fri. Jan. 9 OHIO STATE
Sat. Jan. 10 OHIO STATE
Fri. Jan. 16 MICHIGAN STATE
Sat. Jan. 17 MICHIGAN STATE
Fri. Feb. 6 WISCONSIN
Sat. Feb. 7 WISCONSIN
Fri. or Sun. Feb. 13 or 15 at Michigan State**
Sat. Feb. 14 at Michigan State**
Thu. or Sat. Feb. 19 or 21 MINNESOTA*
Fri. Feb. 20 MINNESOTA*
Fri. or Sun. Feb. 27 or March 1 at Ohio State**
Sat. Feb. 28 at Ohio State**
Fri. March 6 MICHIGAN
Sat. March 7 MICHIGAN
Fri. March 13 at Minnesota
Sat. March 14 at Minnesota
* One game of this two-game series will be played on Friday while the other will be played on Thursday or Saturday.
** One game of these two-game series will be played on Friday or Sunday, with the other being played on Saturday.