SCSU releases full 2022-23 men's hockey schedule

Huskies play nonconference home-and-home series against St. Thomas, Bemidji State, Minnesota

St. Cloud State and the Minnesota Gophers play with a tied score late in the third period Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.
Jason Wachter / The Rink Live

Dates for the nonconference schedule for the St. Cloud State men's hockey team for the 2022-23 season have been finalized and the university released its full schedule on Wednesday, June 8.

The Huskies will open with a home-and-home series against the University of St. Thomas on Oct. 1-2. Other nonconference opponents include Wisconsin (Oct. 14-15 in Madison), Minnesota State University-Mankato (Oct. 21-22), Bemidji State (Oct. 28-29) and Minnesota (Jan. 7-8).

The series against the Mavericks is homecoming weekend.

St. Cloud State has played in four straight NCAA Division I tournaments (no tournament was held in 2020) and finished 18-15-4 overall.

2022-23 SCSU men's hockey schedule

(home games in bold)



1 — at St. Thomas
2 — vs. St. Thomas
14-15 — at Wisconsin
21-22 — vs. MSU-Mankato (homecoming)
28 — at Bemidji State
29 — vs. Bemidji State


4-5 at Denver
11-12 — vs. Western Michigan
18-19 — at Colorado College


2-3 — vs. North Dakota
9-10 — at Miami


7 — vs. Minnesota
8 — at Minnesota
13-14 — vs. Colorado College
20-21 — vs. Denver
27-28 — at Minnesota Duluth


3-4 — vs. Miami
17-18 — at North Dakota
24-25 — at Nebraska Omaha


3-4 — vs. Minnesota Duluth
10-12 — Best-of-three NCHC quarterfinals (at top 4 seeds)
17-18 — NCHC Frozen Faceoff at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul
23-26 — NCAA Regionals (at Bridgeport, Conn.; Fargo, N.D.; Manchester, N.H.; Allentown, Pa.)


6-8 — Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla.

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Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014.
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