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Friday, May 23, 2008

Kyle 'excited' about NMU schedule

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

Northern Michigan University has announced its 2008-2009 schedule, one that includes 19 home games.

NMU will open the season by playing its first four games at the Berry Events Center against Michigan Tech and Minnesota-Duluth as part of the Superior Cup the weekend of Oct. 10-11 and the following weekend Oct. 17-18, the ‘Cats host the Michigan Wolverines.

“I am really excited about the schedule,” said Wildcats head coach Walt Kyle. “From strength of schedule standpoint, it is great for the fans to see some great teams in the building.”

NMU’s CCHA cluster-mates for the season are Bowling Green, Lake Superior State and Notre Dame. Northern Michigan will face the Falcons in Bowling Green on Nov. 14-15 and then the stage will shift to Marquette on Feb. 6-7. LSSU will host the ‘Cats the weekend of Dec. 5-6 and pay a visit to the Berry Events Center the final weekend of the regular season (Feb. 27-28). The Fighting Irish stop at the Berry Events Center for a two-game set the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1 as the ‘Cats will make the return trip to Notre Dame on Feb. 13-14.

The Huskies will also play at the Berry Events Center on Saturday, Dec. 20. NMU and MTU will faceoff in Houghton the night before.

NMU will face Wisconsin in Madison the weekend of Jan. 2-3. The ‘Cats will play two exhibition games - one against the University of Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 5 and the other versus the U.S. National Team Development Program on Saturday, Dec. 13.

Also making a stop at the Berry Events Center will be Alaska, Ferris State and Ohio State.

“We’re anxious for the season," added Kyle. "I like our hockey team and the schedule which we have."

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