We are excited to announce that the schedule for the upcoming season has been released! Western Michigan hockey will be playing 32 games, starting on October 6th and ending on March 3rd. The games will be played at various locations around the state, including home games at Lawson Arena and away games at Michigan State Ferris State and Lake Superior State
Western Michigan’s Schedule
The Broncos will play a total of 36 games this season, 18 of which will be at home at Lawson Ice Arena. The full schedule can be found below.
Western Michigan’s Schedule
Oct. 5 – Lake Superior State
Oct. 11-12 – at Arizona State
Oct. 18-19 – Bowling Green
Nov. 1-2 – at Michigan State
Nov. 8-9 – Miami (Ohio)
Why This Schedule is Important
The schedule for the upcoming season was recently released and there are a lot of important games that are happening. The first game is against Michigan State and it is going to be aired on ESPNU. This is a very big game for the team and it will be a great way to start off the season.
Some other games that are happening throughout the season include playing Notre Dame Ohio State and Nebraska-Omaha. These are all very important games that the team needs to win in order to be successful this season.
Overall, this schedule is very important for the team and they need to make sure that they are prepared for all of the big games that are coming up.
What the Schedule Means for the Team
The 18-19 season will mark the capstone of Jeff Blashill’s tenure as Head Coach at Western Michigan The team is coming off a down year in which they failed to make the NCAA tournament and lost in the first round of the NCHC tournament. They will be looking to redeem themselves this season and return to the top of the conference. Here is a look at their schedule and what it means for the team.
The Broncos will open their season at home against Ohio State on October 6th. This will be their only meeting of the season with the Buckeyes. They will then hit the road for a two-game series against Minnesota-Duluth, who they defeated in last year’s NCHC tournament. The Bulldogs are always a tough opponent, but WMU should be able to handle them if they want to contend for the conference title
The following week, the Broncos will host Notre Dame for a two-game series. The Fighting Irish are always a tough opponent, but WMU has had success against them in recent years This will be a good early test for the team.
After that, WMU will have a few weeks off before returning to action against Bowling Green on November 9th. The Falcons are always a tough opponent, but WMU should be able to handle them if they want to contend for the conference title
After that, WMU will have another break before resuming their Conference Schedule against North Dakota on November 30th. The Fighting Hawks are always a tough opponent, but WMU has had success against them in recent years This will be a good early test for the team.
Looking at their schedule, it appears that WMU has a favorable schedule this season. They should be able to make some noise in the conference and return to the NCAA Tournament this year.
How the Schedule Will Impact the Fans
The schedule release for the upcoming season has Western Michigan hockey fans both excited and also wondering how the team will do. The schedule includes some tough opponents, but also some teams that the Broncos have had success against in the past. Overall, it looks to be a challenging but manageable season for the team.
One of the things that fans will notice is that there are more home games than away games. This is always a positive for the team, as they tend to play better in front of their home crowd Additionally, it makes it more convenient and affordable for fans to attend games. Another thing to note is that there are several conference games early on in the season. This is important because these are the games that will ultimately decide whether or not Western Michigan hockey makes it to the NCAA tournament
Overall, fans should be excited for the upcoming season The schedule looks challenging but manageable, and there are plenty of opportunities to see the team play at home.
The pros and cons of the Schedule
With the release of the schedule, many are wondering what it means for the team. While some may see it as an opportunity to represent their school and community, others may feel like the pressure is too high.
Some pros of the schedule include that it is full of big games that will be played in front of a lot of people. This gives the team a chance to show off their skills and make a name for themselves. Additionally, many of the games are against tough competition, which will only make the team better in the long run.
On the other hand, some may see the schedule as too difficult. Many of the games are against teams that are widely considered to be better than Western Michigan This could lead to a lot of losses, which could be discouraging for both players and fans alike.
At the end of the day, it is up to each individual to decide how they feel about the schedule. There are pros and cons to every situation, but it is important to remember that no matter what happens, Western Michigan Hockey will always have a loyal fan base behind them.
Other Team’s Schedules
Other Team’s Schedules:
-Sept. 28 vs. Alaska Anchorage
-Oct. 5 at Alaska
-Oct. 6 at Alaska
-Oct. 12 vs. Arizona State
-Oct. 13 vs. Arizona State
How the Schedule Could Change
The team is scheduled to play 34 games in the regular season with 17 of those games at home and 17 on the road. The season will start on October 2nd with a Home game against Lake Superior State University and will end on March 6th with a road game against the University of Michigan
The schedule includes four non-conference games and 30 conference games. The non-conference games are against Lake Superior State University Ferris State University Robert Morris University and Alabama Huntsville The conference games are against Bowling Green State University Miami University Ohio State University Penn State University, and the University of Michigan
What This Schedule Could Mean for the Future
It’s official: the 2021 Western Michigan Hockey Schedule has been released.
The schedule includes 34 games, with 27 of those being played in the NCHC. Fourteen of those games will be played at Lawson ice arena, with the other thirteen being played on the road. The season will start on October 8th with a home game against Alabama-Huntsville and will end on March 20th with a game against Miami (FL).
This schedule is good news for fans of the team, as it shows that the program is still committed to winning and putting together a competitive squad despite the challenges of the pandemic. It also bodes well for the future of the program, as it shows that they are planning on being around for years to come.
We will have to wait and see how this season plays out, but one thing is for sure: Western Michigan Hockey is here to stay.
The season will start off with a bang as the Broncos take on instate rival Michigan State in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena. The game is set for Saturday, October 5th at 7:00 pm. The Broncos will also make an appearance at the JohnMcLellan Memorial Tournament in Flint, Michigan on December 28-29th.
Highlighting the home schedule are games against St. Cloud State who made it to the NCAA tournament last year, and Notre Dame The Fighting Irish come to town on Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th.Both games are set for 7:00 pm starts.
The full schedule can be found below along with ticket information. Be sure to follow @WMUHockey on Twitter for updates throughout the season!
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