Schedule announced for second Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Fourteen teams will compete this fall in the second Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge.

Nine of 12 Hockey East schools will join five of the six Big Ten schools in 20 designated games to be played between Oct. 10 and Nov. 29, with 10 games scheduled in Hockey East arenas and 10 in Big Ten venues.

“As we move into the second year of the Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge, the event continues to offer student-athletes a great opportunity to play in high-level games against top competition,” said Big Ten associate commissioner Jennifer Heppel in a statement. “The event reinforces our excellent relationship with Hockey East and helps promote the game of college hockey across the nation.”

“We enjoy a great relationship with the Big Ten and its institutions and we hope to grow those relationships through increased competition between our member schools,” added Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. “We increased the number of games in the Challenge this year and hope we can continue to interact as conferences.”

A Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge Cup will be presented to the conference that records the most points in the 20 games. Teams will earn two points for a win, one point for a tie and a bonus point will be awarded for a road win. Should a Big Ten school utilize a shootout in any of its home games, it will not factor into the result.

Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge Schedule

(All times EST and 7 p.m. unless noted)

Friday, October 10
Providence at Ohio State
Connecticut at Penn State

Saturday, October 11
Providence at Ohio State
Connecticut at Penn State (3 p.m.)

Friday, October 17
New Hampshire at Michigan (7:30 p.m.)
Massachusetts at Michigan State

Saturday, October 18
New Hampshire at Michigan (7:30 p.m.)
Massachusetts at Michigan State

Friday, October 24
Michigan at Massachusetts-Lowell (NESN)
Michigan State at Boston University (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, October 25
Michigan at Boston University
Michigan State at Massachusetts-Lowell

Friday, November 7
Michigan State at New Hampshire (7:30 p.m.)
Notre Dame at Minnesota (BTN, 8 p.m.)

Saturday, November 8
Michigan State at New Hampshire (WBIN)

Sunday, November 9
Notre Dame at Minnesota (ESPNU, 5 p.m.)

Friday, November 14
Penn State at Massachusetts-Lowell (7:15 p.m.)

Saturday, November 15
Penn State at Massachusetts-Lowell

Friday, November 28
Minnesota at Boston College (6 p.m.)

Saturday, November 29
Minnesota at Northeastern