The Big Ten Conference announced the dates and opponents for the inaugural
season of Big Ten men’s ice hockey today, featuring 20-game schedules for each of the six Big Ten hockey schools: Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin.
The first season of Big Ten hockey concludes with the inaugural Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, to be held March 20-22, 2014, at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The majority of conference games will be played on Friday and Saturday nights, but the schedule will also feature a limited number of games on Thursday, Sunday and Monday.
The Wisconsin Badgers open their Big Ten campaign at rival Minnesota on Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday Nov. 30.
The Badgers will then play home series against Penn State, Michigan and Ohio State before hitting the road again at Michigan on New Years Eve.