Friday, September 27th
The 50th season of Vermont men's hockey begins on October 11th at North Dakota. The Cats are hoping an equal mix of veterans and young players will be enough to put the program back on the map.
After starting last season winless through their first seven games, the team showed spurts of success. That included a pair of impressive victories in the Catamount Cup, a 5-3-2 record down the stretch and a spot in the Hockey East Tournament.
But a ninth place ranking in the conference preseason poll and being left out of this year's Frozen Fenway slate of games has the Cats searching for respect in their golden season.
The Vermont Women's hockey team hosts an exhibition game Saturday afternoon before getting the season going for real October 4th at home against Penn State.
It's the second year for the women under head coach Jim Plumer. The adjustment period is over so the 14 returning letterwinners should be ready to hit the ice skating. That includes Montpelier's Amanda Pelkey who missed the first part of last season with an injury and senior captain Braeanne Sundquist who was injured and missed all of last year.
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