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Gophers hockey confirmed dates for its 2014-2015 schedule on Tuesday morning. The announcement should make fans happy with all-but one conference series scheduled for Friday-Saturday.
Here’s a look at the Gophers’ Big Ten matchups – home series with Michigan State (Dec. 5-6), road series at Michigan (Jan. 9-10), home series vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 16-17), road series at Wisconsin (Jan. 30-31), home series vs. Ohio State (Feb. 6-7), home series vs. Michigan (Feb. 13-14) and the road series at Penn State (Feb. 20-21). The lone Thursday-Friday Big Ten series will be against Michigan State at Mariucci Arena, Feb. 26-27, followed by a road series at Ohio State (March 6-7) and home series against Penn State (March 13-14).
The Big Ten hockey tournament is March 19-21 in Detroit.
A nonconference series with Notre Dame, originally scheduled for Nov. 7-8 at Mariucci Arena, has been split to a Friday and Sunday series. The Gophers football team plays Iowa at home on Nov. 8 and likely forced the change.
Game times and TV schedules will be announced at a later date.
|Miami - D. Phelps||6:05 PM|
|Washington - J. Zimmermann|
|NY Yankees - C. Whitley||6:07 PM|
|Toronto - R. Dickey|
|Philadelphia - A. Harang||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - A. Wood|
|Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi||6:10 PM|
|Boston - C. Buchholz|
|Los Angeles - C. Kershaw||6:20 PM|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood||7:10 PM|
|St. Louis - C. Martinez|
|Oakland - J. Hahn||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - P. Hughes|
|Texas - R. Detwiler||7:10 PM|
|Houston - D. Keuchel|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - T. Matzek|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - M. Shoemaker|
|San Diego - T. Ross||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner|
|LA Clippers||8:30 PM|
|NY Rangers||6:30 PM|
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