St. Lawrence releases 2012-13 season schedule
CANTON St. Lawrence University has released the 2012-13 season schedule for the mens hockey team, which will play some of the top teams in the country from the start.
Among their 34-game slate, the Saints will face five teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last season ECAC foes Union, which reached last years Frozen Four, and Cornell, as well as Western Michigan, Maine and Boston University.
St. Lawrence opens its season with the head coaching debut of Greg Carvel, who takes over the reigns from long-time coach Joe Marsh by playing at Western Michigan on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 and traveling to face Maine the next weekend (Oct. 19-20).
After opening their home schedule by hosting Alabama-Huntsville (Nov. 2-3) at Appleton Arena, the Saints begin their ECAC schedule at Brown and at Yale (Nov. 9-10), respectively, and host Brown and Quinnipiac the next weekend.
St. Lawrence will also again play arch-rival Clarkson University three times in the regular season, hosting the Golden Knights in an ECAC game on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and the two foes clash in a non-conference game in Lake Placid on Dec. 8 in the Festivus Faceoff at Herb Brooks Arena at 7. The two teams meet for the final time in the regular season at Clarkson on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
The Saints play reigning ECAC champion Union twice within the last month of the regular season, hosting RPI and the Dutchmen (Feb. 8-9), respectively, and wrapping up their league campaign at Union and at RPI (March 1-2).
The Saints non-conference schedule also includes games at Northeastern and Boston University (Nov. 23-24) and home games against Vermont (Dec. 15) and RIT (Jan. 4-5).