Yale has a couple of tweaks in the schedule. Keith Allain prefers opening with an Ivy opponent due to the late start date mandated by the league, only this year it's a scrimmage with both Brown and Princeton (games at Princeton.) Sacred Heart is the official season-opener a week later.
Also, there was some haggling with Providence, which owed the Bulldogs a return game for last season's meeting at Schneider Arena, to find a date that worked for both teams. At the 11th hour, they settled on Jan. 10.
The University of Ottawa fills the annual Christmas week exhibition, a slot filled by the Russian Red Stars for several seasons until they stopped touring last year. And the Quinnipiac games are once again at season's end, Feb. 4 at Yale, Feb. 24 in Hamden.
2016-17 Yale Men’s
25-26 at Notre Dame Classic TBA
13 at Boston University 7:00
7 at Connecticut (XL
March 3-5 ECAC
Hockey First Round
10-12 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals
17-18 ECAC Hockey Championships
April 6-8 Frozen
Four (Chicago, Ill.)