KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Renewed and continued rivalries highlight the 2017-18 Western Michigan hockey non-conference schedule.
WMU's non-conference schedule gives Bronco hockey fans 20 home games on the season and features Ferris State, Bowling Green, Clarkson, Michigan State and Colgate all coming to Lawson Ice Arena.
"We once against have a very challenging non-conference schedule," said head coach Andy Murray. "We are excited to have 20 games at home in front of our fans this season and to keep rivalries going with Ferris State, Bowling Green and Michigan State."
The Broncos host Sir Wilfred Laurier College to open the season in their annual exhibition "Border Battle" on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. The regular season begins on Friday, Oct. 6 when Ferris State comes to Lawson Ice Arena. Western Michigan heads to FSU the following night before a quick turnaround for a Tuesday night game at home against Bowling Green on Oct. 10.
Home action continues when the Broncos welcome Clarkson to Lawson for a series on Oct. 13 and 14. The final home non-conference series takes place on Nov. 24 and 25 against Colgate.
WMU makes a return trip to Bowling Green on Dec. 28 to close out the non-conference season.