Men's Hockey announces 2017-18 schedule

Photo by Haley Staffon
Photo by Haley Staffon

2017-18 UST Men's Hockey Schedule

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Defending conference champion St. Thomas Men's Hockey has announced its 2017-18 schedule.

Coach Jeff Boeser graduated a good core of seniors, led by All-America forward Thomas Williams, but returns rising junior goalie Benjamin Myers, who also made All-America honors last winter.

St. Thomas (14-8-5) won the MIAC championship for the fifth time in six seasons, and also secured the program's 35th consecutive winning season. The Toms lost 3-2 to Augsburg in the conference playoff title game.

The Toms will open the season in the MIAC Showcase in Blaine with games against Oct. 28 and 29 against St. Olaf and Hamline. Their home opener is Nov. 4 against St. Mary's.

The Toms will travel to Dudley, Mass., for a Jan. 5-6 tournament at Nichols College -- the Nichols' head coach is ex-Tommie standout and assistant coach Parker Burgess. UST faces Nichols the first night and then either Connecticut College or Elmira (N.Y.).

St. Thomas starts its 15th hockey season at Saint Thomas Ice Arena in Mendota Heights.