The UVM Men’s Hockey Team is back this season and looking to make some noise in the conference. Check out their schedule and find out what to expect from the Catamounts this year.
The Catamounts will once again compete in one of the most competitive conferences in college hockey the Hockey East Their Conference Schedule will pit them against some of the best teams in the country, including reigning National Champion Massachusetts.
Vermont will also face some tough non-conference opponents this season. They will take on Clarkson, a team that made it to the NCAA tournament last year, as well as Colgate and Dartmouth.
With a mix of challenging opponents on the schedule, the Catamounts are sure to be tested this season. But with a talented group of players and a great Coaching Staff they are poised to have another successful year.
UVM Men’s Hockey Schedule A Quick Overview
The UVM men’s Hockey team is currently in the midst of their 2016-2017 season. The team’s schedule is jam-packed with exciting games both at home and away. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect from the team this season:
The team will open their 2016-2017 campaign with an exhibition game at Colgate on October 1st. Their first regular season game will be on October 7th, when they’ll take on Niagara at home.
Thanksgiving weekend will see the team travel to New York to take on Clarkson in a non-conference matchup. They’ll close out 2016 with a Home game against crosstown rival St. Michael’s on December 3rd.
January will be a busy month for the team, as they’ll face off against some of their toughest opponents. home games against BU, Northeastern, and Providence highlight the month, along with a road trip to Boston to take on Harvard.
February will see the team travel to face UNH, UConn, and UMass Lowell before returning home to close out the month with a game against Vermont State rival Dartmouth.
The final two weeks of the season are always crucial in terms of Conference Standings and post-season position. The team will have key matchups at home against BC and Merrimack before finishing up their season on the road at UNH and Harvard.
The Catamounts’ non-conference schedule
UVM enters the 2019-20 season with a new look, coming off an up-and-down 2018-19 campaign in which the Catamounts finished 19-16-5 overall and 11-12-5 in Hockey East play, good for seventh place in the conference.
This season, UVM will once again play a competitive non-conference schedule The Catamounts open the season with a home exhibition game against McGill on October 4th, followed by a pair of road games at Colgate (Oct. 11) and Cornell (Oct. 12). UVM then returns home to Gutterson Fieldhouse to host St. Lawrence (Oct. 18) and Clarkson (Oct. 19) in its final two non-conference tuneups before opening Hockey East play on the road at Massachusetts on October 25th.
In November, UVM faces several stiff tests early in the month, beginning with a home tilt against Boston University on November 1st followed by a road trip to take on New Hampshire (Nov. 8) and Maine (Nov. 9). The Catamounts wrap up their non-conference slate at home against Quinnipiac (Nov. 29) before opening December with five straight Hockey East contests.
UVM’s Conference Games
UVM vs. Quinnipiac
UVM vs. Providence
UVM vs. Clarkson
UVM vs. Colgate
UVM vs. Cornell
UVM vs. Dartmouth
UVM vs. Harvard
UVM vs. Princeton
UVM vs. St. Lawrence
UVM vs. Yale
Key Matchups on the UVM Men’s hockey schedule
One thing that is certain is that there will be some tough competition this season. Here are some of the key matchups on the schedule:
-Nov. 7 vs. Union: This will be the first meeting between these two teams since Union dealt Vermont a 3-0 loss in last year’s NCAA Tournament
-Nov. 17 vs. Boston College The Eagles are always a tough opponent, and they will be looking to exact revenge after Vermont swept them in a home-and-home series last season.
-Dec. 1 vs . North Dakota This will be North Dakota’s first ever visit to Gutterson Fieldhouse, and they will be looking to make a statement against one of the best teams in the country.
-Dec. 29-30 vs Harvard: These two games against Harvard will be crucial for Vermont, as they look to solidify their position atop the standings heading into the second half of the season.
How the Catamounts’ Schedule Sets Up for the Season
The UVM men’s Hockey Team is set to embark on their 2019-2020 season campaign this October. After a tough 2018-2019 season in which the Catamounts went 13-19-2, good for a .413 win percentage and a 9th place finish in Hockey East the boys from Burlington are looking to take a step forward this season.
One area in which the team will look to improve is their out of conference play Last season, the Catamounts had a tough time against non-conference foes, going just 4-10-2. This included some bad losses to teams like Holy Cross Sacred Heart and Arizona State The good news is that the Catamounts’ schedule this season appears to be much more manageable. They will still face some tough opponents early on in the year with road games at Bemidji State and St. Cloud State but they also have some very winnable games against ranged teams like Niagara and Bentley.
If the Catamounts can put together a strong non-conference record and then carry that momentum into Hockey East play, they should be in line for a much better season than they had last year. Below is a list of all of UVM’s non-conference games, as well as their conference record from last year for reference. Be sure to catch the Catamounts in action this season!
Potential Pitfalls for the Catamounts
The UVM men’s Hockey team is poised to have another great season. With a strong group of returning players and some talented newcomers, the Catamounts should be in contention for both the Hockey East regular season and tournament titles. While the schedule is always subject to change, fans can expect exciting games against some of the best teams in college hockey
What to Expect from the UVM Men’s Hockey Schedule
The Cavaliers will open the season with an exhibition game against Ryerson on October 6th at 3:30pm.
After starting the season on the road, the Cavaliers will have their home opener on November 1st against Northeastern.
A Final Look at the UVM Men’s Hockey Schedule
As the end of the season approaches, the UVM men’s hockey team is preparing for the final stretch. With only a few games left in the regular season the Catamounts are looking to secure their spot in the Hockey East Tournament Here’s a look at what to expect from the team’s remaining schedule.
With only four games left in the Regular Season the UVM men’s Hockey team is fighting for a spot in the Hockey East Tournament The Catamounts currently sit in ninth place in the conference standings, just outside of the playoffs. However, with a few wins in their final games, the team could easily move up into eighth place and secure a spot in the tournament.
The Catamounts will face off against some tough competition in their final games. They will take on Merrimack, Northeastern, and Boston College all of which are ranked higher than UVM in the conference standings. While these will be tough games, they are also winnable for the Catamounts. If they can put together a strong finish to the season, they should be able to earn a spot in the playoffs and make some noise when it counts.