The Wayne State University men's hockey team released its schedule for the upcoming 2007-08 season early last week.
In addition to their 20 games against College Hockey America foes, the Warriors will face five teams from the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, two Western Collegiate Hockey Association teams, and one from the ECAC Hockey League.
Wayne State will open the campaign Oct. 12-13 at the 17th annual Nye Frontier Classic, hosted by the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Hockey East contender Boston University and fellow CHA member Robert Morris will join the two teams in Anchorage for the event. The Warriors will play the host Seawolves on Friday and the RMU Colonials in a non-conference matchup on Saturday.
WSU's road trip continues to CCHA member Ferris State on Oct. 19-20 and Robert Morris the following weekend for the Warriors' first CHA series of the season.
After an idle weekend, Wayne State returns to the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum to host Lake Superior State on Nov. 9-10 and Bemidji State on Nov. 16-17 before traveling to St. Lawrence on Thanksgiving weekend.
Wayne State will meet Bowling Green in a home-and-home series Nov. 30-Dec. 1. WSU will entertain BGSU on Friday, with Saturday's contest being played in Ohio.
Head coach Bill Wilkinson, who has been at the helm of the Warriors since the program's inception in 1999, returns to Kalamazoo on Dec. 7-8 to face his former team, Western Michigan, prior to wrapping up the 2007 portion of the schedule at CHA rival Niagara on Dec. 14-15.
After taking a two-week hiatus from competition for exams and holidays, Wayne State will embark on a difficult seven-week stretch that begins at Minnesota on Jan. 4-5. Northern Michigan will host WSU on Jan. 11-12 before the Warriors reach the bulk of their CHA schedule, returning home for a pair of league series against Niagara and Alabama-Huntsville.
WSU is at Bemidji State to begin the month of February, playing host to Robert Morris on Feb. 8-9, and at UAH the following weekend. A weekend off precedes another trip to BSU, while the Warriors will wrap up the regular season at home against Niagara on March 7-8.
The College Hockey America Tournament is scheduled for March 14-16 with a host site to be determined.