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      NMU hockey releases 2014-15 hockey schedule

      The Northern Michigan hockey program under head coach Walt Kyle announced its upcoming schedule which includes 18 home dates and nonconference games against Wisconsin, Penn State and Minnesota-Duluth.

      "We are really happy with our schedule for next year," said Kyle. "I like our nonconference component especially hosting Wisconsin in Green Bay and getting Minnesota-Duluth back on our schedule."

      The Wildcats begin regular season competition hosting a series against Big Ten opponent Wisconsin October 17-18 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. Information on lodging and ticket prices will be available next week.

      Wisconsin went 24-11-2 last season winning the Big Ten Tournament and advancing to the NCAA Midwest Regional where the Badgers lost to North Dakota, 5-2.

      NMU then opens Western Collegiate Hockey Association play on the road at Lake Superior State October 24-25 before returning home to open play at the Berry Events Center October 31-November 1 against Alabama-Huntsville.

      WCHA Tournament runner up and 2014 NCAA Tournament participant Ferris State comes to Marquette November 7-8 before NMU travels to the Last Frontier for two weekend series playing at Alaska-Anchorage November 21-22 and Alaska November 28-29.

      NMU returns home to face Bowling Green December 5-6 before traveling to play at Bemidji State December 12-13.

      The Wildcats come back from their holiday break to host Minnesota State January 2-3 and play their first home and home weekend series against Michigan Tech January 9-10. NMU hosts the Huskies Friday night (Jan. 9) and travels to Houhgton on Saturday (Jan. 10).

      Northern Michigan then travels to Alabama-Huntsville January 16-17 before playing nonconference opponent Penn State Jan. 23-24. The Nittany Lions are coming off their inaugural season of men's hockey with an 8-26-2 record where they advanced to the second round of the Big Ten tournament but lost to Wisconsin, 2-1.

      NMU returns home to host Alaska-Anchorage January 30-31 before traveling to face Minnesota-Duluth in their final regular season nonconference series February 6-7. Minnesota-Duluth went 16-16-2 in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference last season and lost to Western Michigan in the opening round of the NCHC playoffs.

      The Wildcats play five of their last eight games at the Berry Events Center beginning with hosting Bemidji State February 13-14. NMU travels for its final regular season road series to Bowling Green February 20-21.

      The Cappo Cup series will be decided as Lake Superior State travels to Marquette February 27-28. The Wildcats close out the regular season with their final home and home series against Michigan Tech March 6-7. The Wildcats travel to Houghton on March 6 and host the Huskies March 7.

      The WCHA playoffs begin March 13 and the WCHA Frozen Five will be held March 20-21 at the Xcel Energy Center In St. Paul, Minnesota.

      All NMU home games are set for a 7:07 p.m. (EST) puck drop. Season tickets for the 2014-15 Northern Michigan hockey season will go on sale June 2.

      2014-15 NMU Hockey Schedule

      10/17/14

      Wisconsin @ GB

      8:07 p.m.

      10/18/14

      Wisconsin @ GB

      8:07 p.m.

      10/24/14

      @Lake Superior State

      7:30 p.m.

      10/25/14

      @Lake Superior State

      7:00 p.m.

      10/31/14

      Ala- Huntsville

      7:07 p.m.

      11/1/14

      Ala- Huntsville

      7:07 p.m.

      11/7/14

      Ferris State

      7:07 p.m.

      11/8/14

      Ferris State

      7:07 p.m.

      11/21/14

      @Alaska Anchorage

      11:07 p.m.

      11/22/14

      @Alaska Anchorage

      11:07 p.m.

      11/28/14

      @Alaska

      11:07 p.m.

      11/29/14

      @Alaska

      11:07 p.m.

      12/5/14

      Bowling Green

      7:07 p.m.

      12/6/14

      Bowling Green

      7:07 p.m.

      12/12/14

      @Bemidji State

      8:37 p.m.

      12/13/14

      @Bemidji State

      8:07 p.m.

      1/2/15

      Minnesota State

      7:07 p.m.

      1/3/15

      Minnesota State

      7:07 p.m.

      1/9/15

      Michigan Tech

      7:07 p.m.

      1/10/15

      @Michigan Tech

      7:00 p.m.

      1/16/15

      @Ala-Huntsville

      8:07 p.m.

      1/17/15

      @Ala-Huntsville

      8:07 p.m.

      1/23/15

      @Penn State

      7:00 p.m.

      1/24/15

      @Penn State

      3:00 p.m.

      1/30/15

      Alaska Anchorage

      7:07 p.m.

      1/31/15

      Alaska Anchorage

      7:07 p.m.

      2/6/15

      @Minnesota Duluth

      8:07 p.m.

      2/7/15

      @Minnesota Duluth

      8:07 p.m.

      2/13/15

      Bemidji State

      7:07 p.m.

      2/14/15

      Bemidji State

      7:07 p.m.

      2/20/15

      @Bowling Green

      7:07 p.m.

      2/21/15

      @Bowling Green

      7:07 p.m.

      2/27/15

      Lake Superior State

      7:07 p.m.

      2/28/15

      Lake Superior State

      7:07 p.m.

      3/6/15

      @Michigan Tech

      7:00 p.m.

      3/7/15

      Michigan Tech

      7:07 p.m.

      3/13/15

      WCHA First Round Play-offs

      TBD

      3/14/15

      WCHA First Round Play-offs

      TBD

      3/15/15

      WCHA First Round Play-offs

      TBD