The Badgers, ranked number-one in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason poll, will open their season at No. 5 Ohio State on Nov. 27 and 28 to open the season.
The WCHA unveiled the first eight games of the schedule on Friday, running through the Christmas break.
Conference games will resume as early as Jan. 1 after Christmas, but that schedule will be released at a later date.
Badgers early schedule
Nov. 27 & 28 at Ohio State
Dec. 4 & 5 at Minnesota
Dec. 11 & 12 host Minnesota-Duluth
Dec. 18 & 19 host Ohio State