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Buffs Announce 2010-11 Season Schedule
BOULDER, Colo. – The University of Colorado hockey team has released their regular season
schedule for the upcoming 2010-11 American Collegiate Hockey Association campaign.
CU will open the regular season on the road at the University of Denver on Friday Oct. 1 at 9:15 p.m. at
Magness Arena inside the DU Richie Center. The next night the Buffs will play their home opener against the
Utah State Aggies at 7:15 p.m. at the CU Ice Arena inside the Student Recreation Center on the Boulder
Colorado won’t have an easy time defending their ACHA West title and their number three national
ranking from a year ago as they’ll play 11 teams that finished in the top 13 in the West region and four of the
top national ACHA division one and two programs.
The Buffs’ schedule also features four road trips to California, Utah, Florida and Oklahoma and four
games against arch rival Colorado State, including two contests that will be played at two of the state’s premier
Colorado’s first meeting against CSU will be on Oct. 29 where they’ll play the Rams at the Pepsi Center
in Denver, the home of the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche. Eight days later on Nov. 5 the
series will move to Fort Collins where the Buffs and Rams will square off for second time in the season. On
Feb. 4 the series will resume with another game at one of the state’s premier venues, the Budweiser Event
Center in Loveland, the home of the Colorado Eagles of the Central Hockey League. The season series will then
finish at home for Colorado at the CU Ice Arena on Feb. 11.
The Buffs will also play two home-and-home weekend series’ against another rival, the Northern
Colorado Bears on Nov. 12-13 and on Feb. 18-19.
Some of the other games CU will play in the fall include playing host to Denver and Weber State on
Oct. 15-16 and playing at Metro State on Oct. 9.
CU will make their first road trip of the season to San Jose, Calif. on Oct. 21-23 where they will
participate in the 4th annual Mid-State Electric Best of the West Showcase, hosted by San Jose State University.
Along with the Spartans, the Buffs will also face Eastern Washington and Long Beach State while at the
From Nov. 18-21 the Buffaloes will once again hit the road, but this time they won’t have to travel too
far, just to the other side of the Rockies where they’ll participate in the Utah State/Weber State Beehive
Showcase in Logan and Ogden, Utah. Other than battling the two host schools, Colorado will also play San Jose
State and Eastern Washington in the second of three meetings each this year. CU will next play EWU on Dec. 3
as part of the Western Classic Tournament and will play SJSU in Boulder on Feb. 12 in the last game of the
final ranking period.
The Buffs will once again co-host the Western Classic Tournament with Colorado State from Dec. 2-5
in Boulder and Fort Collins. CU will play all four games at home beginning with Texas A&M on Thursday
Dec. 2. After playing EWU on Friday night, Colorado will finish the weekend tournament against Northern
Arizona on Saturday night and San Diego State on Sunday morning before going on a nearly six week hiatus for
Coming back from the break the Buffaloes will head to sunny Fort Myers, Fla. where they’ll look to
defend their title in the Gulf Coast Clash against three of the top teams in the ACHA. CU will face Michigan
State who finished last season ranked eighth nationally, Boston College who ended their season fifth, and host
Florida Gulf Coast who finished second in the nation in 2009.
Colorado’s final road trip will be to Oklahoma where they’ll take on the ACHA D-I Central Oklahoma
Bronchos for two games on Jan. 28-29.
The ACHA West Regional’s will be held in Utah from Feb. 25-26 and the 2011 ACHA D-II National
Championships will be played in San Jose from Mar. 15-20. San Jose State will be hosting the tournament and
will be given an automatic bid to nationals. What that means is that instead of two automatic bids to nationals
from the West, only the top team will be guaranteed a spot at the tournament after the final rankings unless San
Jose State finishes in the top two in the region. This should make for an interesting season with the West
powerhouses of CU, CSU, Eastern Washington and Utah State all battling for one automatic bid.
In the time between regional’s and nationals, Colorado will host their annual alumni game on Saturday
Mar. 5 at 7:15 p.m. at the CU Ice Arena.
The Buffs will play three preseason games to get ready for the 2010-11 campaign with a home-and-
home series against the Colorado Thunderbirds AAA on Sept. 17-18 and an inter squad game versus CU’s
junior varsity team on Sep. 25.
Colorado Buffaloes hockey 2010-11 season schedule
Sept. 17 – Colorado Thunderbirds AAA, 7:15 pm (preseason)
Sept. 18 – @ Colorado Thunderbirds AAA, 3:45 pm (preseason)
Sept. 25 – CU Junior Varsity, 7:15 pm (preseason)
Fri. Oct. 1 – at Denver, 9:15 p.m. (season opener)
Sat. Oct. 2 – Utah State, 7:15 p.m. (home opener)
Sat. Oct. 9 – at Metro State, 6 p.m.
Fri. Oct.15 – Denver, 7:15 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 16 – Weber State 7:15 p.m.
4th Annual Mid-State Electric Best of the West Showcase in San Jose, Calif. at Sharks Ice
Thu. Oct. 21 – at San Jose State, 8:15 p.m. North Rink
Fri. Oct. 22 – Eastern Washington, 9 p.m. South Rink
Sat. Oct. 23 – Long Beach State, 9:45 p.m. South Rink
Fri. Oct. 29 – Colorado State at the Pepsi Center in Denver, 7:00 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 5 – at Colorado State, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 12 – Northern Colorado, 6:15 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 13 – at Northern Colorado, 9 p.m.
Utah State/Weber State Beehive Showcase – Logan and Ogden, Utah
Thu. Nov. 18 – at Utah State, 7 p.m. in Logan
Fri. Nov. 19 – at Weber State, 8:15 p.m. in Ogden
Sat. Nov. 20 – San Jose State, 4 p.m. in Logan
Sun. Nov. 21 – Eastern Washington, 9:45 a.m. in Ogden
Western Classic Tournament in Boulder and Fort Collins
Thu. Dec. 2 – Texas A&M, 8:00 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 3 – Eastern Washington, 8:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 4 – Northern Arizona, 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 5 – San Diego State, 10:00 a.m.
Gulf Coast Clash in Fort Myers, Fla., Germain Arena
Fri. Jan. 14 – Michigan State, 6 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 15 – Boston College, 6 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 16 – at Florida Gulf Coast, 7 p.m.
Fri. Jan 21 – TBA
Sat. Jan. 22 – TBA
Fri. Jan. 28 – at Central Oklahoma (D1), 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 29 – at Central Oklahoma (D1), 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 4 – at Colorado State at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, 7:05 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 11 – Colorado State, 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 12 – San Jose State, 7:15 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 18 – at Northern Colorado, 9 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 19 – Northern Colorado, 7:15 p.m. (senior night)
Feb. 24-27 – ACHA West Regionals in Utah
Sat. Mar. 5 – CU Alumni Game at the CU Ice Arena, 7:15 p.m.*
Mar. 15-20 ACHA D-II National Championships in San Jose, Calif.
All Dates, Times, and Opponents are subject to change
All times are regional
Bold indicates home games
Blue indicates Tournaments/Showcases
* Indicates CU Alumni Game