Men's Hockey Announces 2017-18 Schedule

Men's Hockey Announces 2017-18 Schedule

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart men's ice hockey head coach CJ Marottolo announced the Pioneers' 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday, September 27. The Pioneers will open the 34-game regular season slate on Friday, October 6 at Northeastern. 

"I am really excited about our schedule this year as once again we have put together a competitive non-conference slate that includes several perennial powerhouses," said Marottolo. "Those quality games help us grow and prepare us for the high level of competition and the parity we find within our league."

The Pioneers return 18 student-athletes from a season ago after graduating one of the largest senior classes (10) in the country. Sacred Heart welcomes a freshmen class of nine and two transfers. 

Season tickets for the 2017-18 season are $100 and be purchased online here. For seat selection or other questions, email the Pioneer Ticket office at PioneerTickets@sacredheart.edu. Season ticket holders are also eligible to purchase discounted parking, a 50-percent discount from day of game parking rates.
 
Single game tickets are available at the Webster Bank Arena Click it or Ticket Box Office during normal business hours.

Non-Conference Slate:

  • SHU faces off against Northeastern for the first time in program history with two games at Mathews Arena (Oct. 6/7). The Pioneers went 2-1-1 against the Hockey East last season.
  • The Pioneers will play host to Nutmeg state counterpart, UConn, on Saturday Oct. 14 at Webster Bank Arena. SHU has won the last four meetings against the Huskies.
  • For the first time in nine years SHU will travel to Notre Dame for a two-game series (Oct. 19/20). It is the second series ever between the Pioneers and Fighting Irish, and the first at Compton Family Ice Arena.
  • To wrap up the non-conference slate for the year, SHU will host Yale on Dec. 9 in the last game before the semester break. It is the second time these two teams have met at Webster Bank Arena. The Pioneers defeated the then-eighth ranked Bulldogs, 7-6 back on November 11, 2011. 

Conference Slate:

  • SHU opens Atlantic Hockey play at home against Niagara for a two-game series on Friday Oct. 27 and Saturday Oct. 28. The Pioneers welcome Canisius to town the following weekend for a weekend series beginning Friday, Nov. 3. A return trip to Western New York will be Feb. 9-10 to take on the Purple Eagles.
  • For the third consecutive season, the Pioneers will head to Springfield to take on AIC for the lone series of the year against the Yellow Jackets. SHU defeated the Yellow Jackets 6-3 and 7-3 last season at the MassMutual Center.
  • The Pioneers will host Army West Point on Tuesday November 21 for this first time since the 2015-16 season. Both teams start off 2018 at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, January 6. The Pioneers and Black Knights will be the first two collegiate hockey teams to hit the ice in the renovated arena. The two teams will conclude the regular season at Tate Rink on February 27-28.
  • After Thanksgiving, SHU welcomes Air Force to town for a two-game series starting Saturday Nov. 25. The Pioneers will make the return trip to Colorado Springs Jan. 19-20.
  • To open December the Pioneers will head out to Erie, Pa. for their lone series against Mercyhurst on Dec. 1-2. Last season, SHU battled the Lakers at the Mercyhurst Ice Center to two overtime contests, skating away with a 1-0-1 mark.
  • The Pioneers open the second half of the season with the first of two home & home series against Holy Cross on Dec. 29-30. Both teams will meet again Jan. 12-13. SHU will host the first and third contest at Webster Bank Arena.
  • The Pioneers will travel to Bentley for a pair of midweek contests on Tuesday Jan. 9 and Jan. 16 in Watertown.
  • After four games last season, SHU will host Robert Morris for a pair of early home games (Game times) on Feb. 2-3.
  • RIT wraps up the home regular season slate for the Pioneers on Feb. 16-17 with Saturday's contest taking place at Ingalls Rink.

 

2017-18 SHU Hockey Schedule
Date
Opponent
Location
Time
10/1
CARLETON UNIVERSITY (ex.)
Bridgeport, Conn.
2:05 p.m.
10/6
Northeastern
Boston, Mass.
7:00 p.m.
10/7
Northeastern
Boston, Mass.
7:00 p.m.
10/14
UCONN
Bridgeport, Conn.
7:05 p.m.
10/19
Notre Dame
South Bend, Ind.
7:35 p.m.
10/20
Notre Dame
South Bend, Ind.
7:35 p.m.
10/27
NIAGARA*
Bridgeport, Conn.
7:05 p.m.
10/28
NIAGARA*
Bridgeport, Conn.
2:05 p.m.
11/4
CANISIUS*
Bridgeport, Conn.
2:05 p.m.
11/5
CANISIUS*
Bridgeport, Conn.
2:05 p.m.
11/10
AIC*
Springfield, Mass.
7:00 p.m.
11/11
AIC*
Springfield, Mass.
2:00 p.m.
11/21
ARMY WEST POINT*
Bridgeport, Conn.
7:05 p.m.
11/25
AIR FORCE*
Bridgeport, Conn.
5:05 p.m.
11/26
AIR FORCE*
Bridgeport, Conn.
1:05 p.m.
12/1
Mercyhurst*
Erie, Pa.
7:05 p.m.
12/2
Mercyhurst*
Erie, Pa.
7:05 p.m.
12/9
YALE
Bridgeport, Conn.
7:05 p.m.
12/29
HOLY CROSS*
Bridgeport, Conn.
7:05 p.m.
12/30
Holy Cross*
Worcester, Mass.
7:05 p.m.
1/6
ARMY WEST POINT*
Uniondale, N.Y.
7:05 p.m.
1/9
Bentley*
Watertown, Mass.
7:05 p.m.
1/12
HOLY CROSS*
Bridgeport, Conn.
7:05 p.m.
1/13
Holy Cross*
Worcester, Mass.
7:05 p.m.
1/16
Bentley*
Watertown, Mass.
7:05 p.m.
1/19
Air Force*
Colorado Springs, Colo.
9:05 p.m.
1/20
Air Force*
Colorado Springs, Colo.
9:05 p.m.
2/2
ROBERT MORRIS*
Bridgeport, Conn.
10:35 a.m.
2/3
ROBERT MORRIS*
Bridgeport, Conn.
2:05 p.m.
2/9
Niagara*
Niagara University, N.Y.
7:05 p.m.
2/10
Niagara*
Niagara University, N.Y.
7:05 p.m.
2/17
RIT*
Bridgeport, Conn.
7:05 p.m.
2/18
RIT*
New Haven, Conn.
3:05 p.m.
2/23
Army West Point*
West Point, N.Y.
7:05 p.m.
2/24
Army West Point*
West Point, N.Y.
7:05 p.m.
3/2-3/4
Atlantic Hockey First Round
TBA
7:05 p.m.
3/9-3/11
Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
TBA
7:05 p.m.
3/16
Atlantic Hockey Semifinal
Rochester, N.Y.
TBA
3/17
Atlantic Hockey Final
Rochester, N.Y.
TBA