UND's NCHC schedule announced
Pat Sweeney | Apr 8, 2020 AT 2:58 pm
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference today announced the league schedule for the 2020-21 season. The conference is in its eighth year and has plus the No. 1 Pairwise-ranked team in the country at the end of the shortened 2019-20 season.
The slate of two dozen games features home-and-home tilts against five of the seven other conference foes. North Dakota will not travel to St. Cloud State and Western Michigan will not come to the Ralph Engelstad Arena this coming season.
The Fighting Hawks open defense of their NCHC regular season title on Nov. 6-7 hosting St. Cloud State for their only regular-season meetings. UND then heads to Denver, where it picked up five league points last season on a 3-on-3 overtime win and a regulation win for the first series victory at Magness in 16 years.
The Miami RedHawks visit Grand Forks on Nov. 20-21 before the first half comes to a close with a trip to Omaha, Dec. 4-5.
In the second half, UND welcomes Colorado College back to the REA on Jan. 8-9, then returns the trip to Colorado Springs on Feb. 26-27. The heated series with Minnesota Duluth gets underway Jan. 15-16 in Duluth with the home games coming Feb. 19-20.
Denver (Jan. 22-23) and Omaha (Feb 19-20) are the other two home series in the second half while UND also makes trips to Miami (Jan. 29-30) and Western Michigan (Feb. 26-27).
The NCHC Quarterfinal weekend begins March 12 with the Frozen Faceoff set for March 19-20 in St. Paul, Minn. North Dakota is again a host for the NCAA Regionals this season, returning to Fargo's Scheels Arena for the fourth time since 2015.
The 2021 NCAA Frozen Four is set for April 9-10 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and PPG Paints Arena, home of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
The full non-conference schedule and puck-drop times will be released in the coming weeks.
Season ticket renewals will be available April 14th in your “My North Dakota Account”. The renewal deadline is May 31st. Single game tickets will go on sale on August 26th.
2020-21 NORTH DAKOTA NCHC SCHEDULE
Nov. 6-7 ST. CLOUD STATE
Nov. 13-14 at Denver
Nov. 20-21 MIAMI
Dec. 4-5 at Omaha
Jan. 8-9 COLORADO COLLEGE
Jan. 15-16 at Minnesota Duluth
Jan. 22-23 DENVER
Jan. 29-30 at Miami
Feb. 12-13 at Western Michigan
Feb. 19-20 MINNESOTA DULUTH
Feb. 26-27 at Colorado College
Mar. 5-6 OMAHA