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08-19-2012, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by UNB Bruins Fan View Post
I am thinking it has to be a NCAA team...but if it is Northeastern-type team I am going to be a little disappointed. I am hoping for more of a 'brand' name team like BU or Harvard or even a non-Hockey East team.
I'd like to see Northeastern, but I understand the appeal of 'brand name'. I know Gardiner wants to play them because they are the only team in Hockey East that UNB has not played (as far as I can tell)

All of the Hockey East teams are free, but most have limited schedules:
- NE has a homes games on the 29 and again on the 5th
- UVM has home games on the 30 and again on the 5th
- UNH has a road game on the 31st and a home game on the 4th
- UMass is at UNH on the 31st and not again until the 11th (road vs Prov.)
- UMass-Lowell is free from the Dec 10th to Jan 4th
- Merrimack is home on the 30th and on the road vs UVM on the 5th
- BU is in Denver for the 29th then at home on the 4th
- BC is in Minn on the 31st then home on the 5th, but are not eligible to travel Int. (too soon after last trip to UNB)
- Providence is free from the Dec 20th to Jan 4th, but are not eligible to travel Int. (too soon after last trip to UNB)
- Maine is in Florida on the 29th, back home for the 4th, but are not eligible to travel Int. (too soon after last trip to UNB)

UMass, UMass-Lowell and NE have the best schedules to allow a trip to Freddy Beach.

From the other divisions, I think anyone west of NY is too far away - that leaves Atlantic Hockey(Sacred Heart, Holy Cross, UConn) or the ECAC Ivies (Dartmouth, Harvard, Brown or possibly RPI).
- SH has games on the 31st and the 4th
- HC has games on the 30th and the 4th
- UConn is hosting a tournament on the 30th and play again on the 4th
- Dartmouth has games on the 31st and 4th
- Harvard is at home on the 29th, on the road for the 4th
- Brown has games on the 30th, 2nd and 11th
- RPI is at home on the 31st, on the road vs BU on the 4th

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