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Published June 22, 2012, 10:45 AM

UND men's hockey 2012-13 schedule released

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota men's hockey team's last season in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will feature some rare trips and the first outdoor game in program history.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota men's hockey team's last season in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will feature some rare trips and the first outdoor game in program history.

UND's 36-game schedule for the 2012-13 season was released Friday. North Dakota will play traditional rivals such as Minnesota and Wisconsin, along with nonconference foes that include Boston University and Notre Dame. It will be the team's first trip to South Bend, Ind., since the 1980-81 season.

UND opens the regular season Oct. 19-20 in Fairbanks, Alaska — the team's first trip there in about a decade.

A Feb. 8-9 series against Nebraska-Omaha will be played outdoors at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, the home of the College World Series.

UND begins play in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference in 2013-14.

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