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Huskies begin 100th hockey season Oct. 9 vs. Michigan

(Photo Illustration by Adam Niemi/The Daily Mining Gazette; David Archambeau/Photo for The Daily Mining Gazette)

College hockey is on the horizon, indeed.

If there’s any sign that the halt put on daily life by the new coronavirus pandemic won’t last forever, Michigan Tech released its hockey schedule on Wednesday ahead of its 100th season this winter.

So mark your calendars.

The Huskies begin their milestone 100th season Oct. 9-10 hosting the University of Michigan.

Tech visits arch-rival Northern Michigan Dec. 4 and hosts the Wildcats Dec. 5. The rivals’ next home-and-home series comes at the tail end of the regular season. The Huskies host Feb. 26 and visit NMU on Feb. 27.

Tech’s first road trip of the season is Oct. 16-17 at Bemidji State. MTU hosts Lake Superior State the following weekend and is on the road two straight weeks at Clarkson and Alabama-Huntsville.

MTU hosts Ferris State on Nov. 20-21 and visits Bowling Green the following week to close out November. Following the home-and-home series against NMU, the Huskies host Minnesota State on Dec. 11-12.

Following the Great Lakes Invitational in late December, which the Huskies won last year against Michigan, the Huskies open the 2021 portion of the schedule at Alaska Anchorage on Jan. 8-9.

The Huskies are home for four straight weeks in February against Alabama-Huntsville for Winter Carnival on Feb. 5-6. Tech then hosts Arizona State (Feb. 12-13), Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 19-20) and the front end of a home-and-home series against NMU Feb. 26.

Last season came to a screeching halt. The Huskies were en route to face Minnesota State in the WCHA semifinals when the conference announced the suspension of the tournament because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tech finished its 99th season with a 21-15-3 overall and 14-12-2 in the WCHA. The Huskies closed out the season having won six of their final seven games.

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