Colgate Women’s Ice Hockey Announces 2017-18 Schedule

Raiders to Play 19 Games in Class of 1965 Arena, Open with Six Straight Home Games

2017-18 SCHEDULE

Colgate women’s ice hockey head coach Greg Fargo has announced the team’s 34-game schedule for the 2017-18 season, highlighted by 19 home games.

Colgate’s home slate marks the most games at home in the regular season since the 2010-11 season and second most in program history.

“We are so excited to get the 2017-18 season underway,” Fargo said. “We have put together a non-conference portion of the schedule that we think will challenge and prepare us to compete for our first league championship this season.”

“We are also fortunate that we will be able to play so many home games in the Class of 1965 Arena this season, there will be plenty of opportunities for the fans to come watch us play.”

The Raiders’ schedule features two homestands of at least six games, including six straight home games to open up the season. Colgate also plays a seven-game stretch at home from Jan. 12 through Jan. 27. In addition to their consecutive home games, the Raiders also have a seven-game road trip that spans nearly a month from Nov. 10 through Dec. 1.

Also of note on the schedule is the Raiders’ Tuesday, Jan. 16 matchup with the Syracuse Orange. Colgate and Syracuse will face off at 12 p.m. for their first Kid’s Day game where local schools will be invited for a fun day of hockey.

Colgate will host Queen’s University from Kingston, Ontario, in an exhibition game on Sunday, Oct. 1 before opening up the season with a two-game series against the St. Cloud State Huskies on Oct. 6-7, their first trip to Hamilton in program history. A series with Northeastern will follow, just the second trip to Colgate for the Huskies and first since the 2012-13 season. Mercyhurst will close out the homestand on Oct. 20-21.

The Raiders open up ECAC Hockey play with a trip to the defending national champion Clarkson Golden Knights on Friday, Oct. 27 before finishing out the weekend against North Country travel partner St. Lawrence on Saturday. Colgate will then face the Princeton Tigers and Quinnipiac Bobcats in the first home league weekend on Nov. 3-4.

A non-conference trip to New Hampshire begins Colgate’s seven-game road trip on Nov. 10-11 before they face Yale and Brown on Nov. 17-18. This season, the Raiders were invited to the Windjammer Classic, hosted by Vermont, on Nov. 24-25. Colgate will face Minnesota Duluth in the first game of the tournament before they will take on either RIT or Vermont on the final day.

Colgate closes out the first half of the season with three games, including their home-and-home series with Cornell on Dec. 1-2. The Raiders will host Robert Morris on Saturday, Dec. 9 for the final game of the 2017 calendar year.

The Raiders play 14 conference games in the 2018 portion of the season, including eight at home before the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals will begin on Feb. 23-25 with the league championship game scheduled for the following weekend.

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