Ferris State, North Dakota join Saint hockey slate for 2013-14
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:13 am

St. Lawrence University's 2013-14 men's hockey schedule will include teams from the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference, the reconstituted Western Collegiate Hockey Association and a set of teams from Hockey East in addition to its regular Eastern College Athletic Conference schedule.

The Saints, who will open the season with an exhibition game at Appleton Arena against Carleton University of Ottawa on Oct. 7 will host the University of Maine on Oct. 11-12 as part of Homecoming and Hall of Fame weekends to kick off the NCAA portion of the schedule.

The Saints will then play two at new WCHA member Ferris State on Oct. 18-19 and close out the first month of competition with Northeastern at Appleton for two on the 25th and 26th.

A four-game road trip opens league play for the Saints as they will open ECAC competition at defending national champion Yale on Nov. 1 and play at Brown on Nov. 2. They are at Harvard and Dartmouth Nov. 8-9 before hosting Cornell and Colgate on Nov. 15-16. The Saints will close November with two games at RIT on Nov. 22-23 and play a pair at NCHC member North Dakota, which finished the 2012-13 season ranked seventh nationally, on Nov. 29-30.

League play resumes on Dec. 7 with the first of two games against arch-rival Clarkson and a Dec. 14 game at Vermont closes out the 2013 portion of the schedule. Vermont returns to Appleton Arena on Jan. 7 to start the new year and the rematch with Clarkson in Potsdam is scheduled for Jan. 11.

Brown and Yale visit Appleton on Jan. 17-18, the Saints are at Colgate and Cornell on Jan. 24 and 25. Union plays in Canton on Jan. 31 and RPI Feb. 1 with a road trip to Quinnipiac and Princeton following on Feb. 7-8. Dartmouth and Harvard are in Canton on Feb. 14-15 and the Saints are at RPI and Union on Feb. 21-22. The regular season concludes with Princeton at home on Feb. 28 and Quinnipiac on Mar. 1.