Roos Gearing Up For 25-game Men's Hockey Schedule
CANTON – The SUNY Canton men's hockey team will play a 25 game regular season schedule that includes 11 home games including ending the season with five straight contests at home.
The team’s slate includes 12 games against State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) opponents, including home-and-home series with SUNY Potsdam and Morrisville State.
The Roos open the season on Friday, November 1st at Wilkes University before a road tilt at Utica College’s Memorial Auditorium the following afternoon. SUNY Canton’s home opener is a mid-week game on Tuesday (11/5) at 7 PM v. NCAA Division II St. Michael’s College. The Roos visit SUNYAC power SUNY Geneseo on Saturday (11/9).
The team will then play a home-and-home series with Skidmore College on November 22nd and 23rd. The Roos home game that Saturday will be Alumni Night where the school will retire the jersey of former SUNY Canton player Cory Bercume.
The Roos will play a home-and-home series v. Hamilton College around the Thanksgiving holiday. SUNY Canton and the Continentals will square off in the Roos House in an afternoon matinee on Tuesday (11/26) before visiting Clinton on Saturday (11/30) at 7 p.m. The team rounds out its first semester games with a trip to Plattsburgh State on Friday (12/6) and to Albertus Magnus College the following night.
"We are really looking forward to this year’s schedule,” Head Coach Alex Boak said. "We have a really tough start to the year that will give us a very good gauge early on of where we are at as a team. We are also heading to Europe as a team in December and that will be great for our group as a whole and should make for a very exciting second half of the year.”
For the first time in the D-III era, the Roos will take part in an international tour traveling to Europe from December 14th to 23rd. The trip will include five games and visits to Switzerland, France and Italy.
SUNY Canton starts 2019 playing five road games, all of which are contests v. SUNYAC opponents. The team has back-to-back weekend road trips to the Buffalo area squaring off with Buffalo State (1/10-11) and Fredonia (1/17-18) with a rivalry game at Maxcy Ice Arena v. SUNY Potsdam (1/14) sandwiched in between.
The team finishes the slate with eight of its final 10 contests at home beginning with a January 24th matchup v. Albertus Magnus. The following night (1/25) the Roos visit national power Oswego State. Canton hosts Anna Maria College for a pair of games the next weekend (1/31-2/1).
The Roos play a home-and-home weekend series the first full weekend in February with Morrisville State hosting the Mustangs on Saturday (2/8). The team hosts SUNY Cortland on Tuesday (2/11), plays a weekend home series v. Bryn Athyn (2/15-16) before concluding the regular season v. the Bears at home on Saturday (2/22).