BABSON PARK, Mass.—Coming off last season's 17-win campaign, Babson College men's ice hockey coach Jamie Rice '90 released his program's 2019-20 schedule on Thursday morning . The Beavers will once again play 18 games within the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) and face seven non-conference foes, five of which finished with at least 14 victories last winter.
The Green and White opens year with home games against Curry on November 2 and Saint Anselm on November 8 before hitting the road for its next seven contests. Babson travels to Southern Maine and New England College to begin conference play on November 15-16, which is followed by a trip to Vermont to face last year's Division III runner-up Norwich on November 22 and Castleton on November 23.
The Beavers will face Tufts in Malden, Mass., on November 26 before wrapping up the road trip at Williams on November 30 and at Amherst on December 1. Babson finally returns to the Babson Skating Center on December 6-7 when it concludes its first semester slate with games against Johnson & Wales and Suffolk.
The Green and White returns to action following the break against Manhattanville at the Middlebury Holiday Classic on January 3. The Beavers will face either the host Panthers or Saint Michael's on January 4 before returning to NEHC play with road games at Hobart and Skidmore on January 10-11.
Babson is on the road to begin a home-and-home series with UMass Boston on January 17, which is followed by seven of its final nine regular season contests at home, beginning with a return visit from the Beacons on January 18. The Green and White hosts New England College and Southern Maine on January 24-25 and welcomes Castleton and Norwich to the Babson Skating Center on the weekend of January 31-February 1.
The Beavers go on the road to Suffolk and Johnson & Wales on February 7-8 before concluding the regular season at home against Skidmore and Hobart on February 14-15. The NEHC Tournament begins with quarterfinal action on February 22. The league semifinals will be played on February 29 with the championship game set for March 7.