Wisconsin is playing a 34-game regular-season sechedule, with 20 games at homes -- 10 in the Big Ten and 10 nonconference.
The Badgers will probably be the preseason Big Ten favorites before the 2013-14 season. They return 16 juniors or seniors from a team that finished strong, winning the Final Five and advancing to the NCAA tournament.
They ease into the college hockey season with only four games in October, six in November and six in December.
The Badgers open against Northern Michigan at home on Oct. 11-12. Then have maybe their toughest road trip the next weekend playing at Boston College on Oct. 18 and Boston University on Oct. 19.
Wisconsin's Big Ten schedule starts on Nov. 29-30 vs. the Gophers at Mariucci.
Their nonconference schedule has two tough road series -- the one in Boston and at Miami Nov. 15-16 --, but otherwise looks managable. Besides facing Northern Michigan at home, the Badgers also play Lake Superior State, Colorado College, Alabama Huntsville and Alaska Anchorage at home.
So 10 of their 14 nonconference games are at the Kohl Center.
Wisconsin has a 12-game homestand from Dec. 6 to Jan. 25, beginning with Penn State and ending with Ohio State.
Season tickets for Wisconsin hockey go on sale May 24.
DAY DATE OPPONENT Times to be announced
FRIDAY OCT. 11 NORTHERN MICHIGAN
SATURDAY OCT. 12 NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Friday Oct. 18 at Boston College
Saturday Oct. 19 at Boston University
FRIDAY NOV. 1 LAKE SUPERIOR STATE
SATURDAY NOV. 2 LAKE SUPERIOR STATE
Friday Nov. 15 at Miami
Saturday Nov. 16 at Miami
Friday Nov. 29 at Minnesota
Saturday Nov. 30 at Minnesota
FRIDAY DEC. 6 PENN STATE
SATURDAY DEC. 7 PENN STATE
FRIDAY DEC. 13 COLORADO COLLEGE
SATURDAY DEC. 14 COLORADO COLLEGE
FRIDAY DEC. 27 ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE
SATURDAY DEC. 28 ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE
FRIDAY JAN. 3 ALASKA ANCHORAGE
SATURDAY JAN. 4 ALASKA ANCHORAGE
FRIDAY JAN. 10 MICHIGAN
SATURDAY JAN. 11 MICHIGAN
FRIDAY JAN. 24 OHIO STATE
SATURDAY JAN. 25 OHIO STATE
Friday Jan. 31 at Michigan
Saturday Feb. 1 at Michigan
THURS./SAT. FEB. 6 or 8 MINNESOTA
FRIDAY FEB. 7 MINNESOTA
Friday Feb. 14 at Ohio State
Saturday Feb. 15 at Ohio State
FRIDAY FEB. 21 MICHIGAN STATE
SATURDAY FEB. 22 MICHIGAN STATE
Friday March 7 at Penn State
Saturday March 8 at Penn State
Friday March 14 at Michigan State
Saturday March 15 at Michigan State