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NWHL releases 2019–20 season schedule

Season five will have an expanded 24-game schedule

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Get your calendars out! The NWHL 2019–20 season schedule is here!

The biggest change is more games; eight to be exact. Each team will play 24 games.

Home Rinks

Three of the five teams will also be in new homes. The Connecticut Whale had previously announced their move to Danbury, Conn. The Buffalo Beauts will play in the “feature rink” at Northtown Center in Amherst, N.Y. The Metropolitan Riveters will make a huge move to ProSkate in Monmouth Junction, N.J.

The Boston Pride will return to Warrior Arena, and the Minnesota Whitecaps will be back at TRIA Rink as well.

Home Openers

Last week, the league announced the first games of the season on Oct. 5, with the Whale hosting the Beauts and the Riveters hosting the Pride.

Minnesota will open their defense of the Isobel Cup the following weekend, Oct. 12, when they host the Riveters for a two-game series.

The Pride’s first home game is also Oct. 12, when the Beauts visit for two games.

Schedule Notes

  • Two games are listed with no location. According to the league’s release, the Dec. 28 Beauts at Riveters game and Feb. Riveters at Whale game will be playing “unique venues in the local communities.”
  • In order to play the increased number of games, the schedule features additional two-game weekend series that involve teams other than Minnesota. Most notably, in October, Boston will play seven games — the season opener in New Jersey, then three straight weekends of back-to-back games — or 29% of their whole season in the first month.
  • There’s a two-weekend break at the beginning of November due to the 2019 Four Nations tournament.
  • Fans won’t get to see a repeat of the Isobel Cup championship game until Nov. 23, when Minnesota visits Buffalo.
  • It looks like the All-Star weekend will again be the second weekend in February, as there’s a weekend off in the schedule.

2019-20 schedule

October November December January February March
October November December January February March
5 - Buffalo @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 2:30 PM 16 - Buffalo @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 6:30 PM 7 - Boston @ Metropolitan ProSkate 7 PM 4 - Minnesota @ Metropolitan ProSkate 7:30 PM 1 - Metropolitan @ Connecticut Event TBA TBA 1 - Buffalo @ Metropolitan ProSkate 4:30 PM
5 - Boston @ Metropolitan ProSkate 4 PM 4 - Boston @ Buffalo Northtown Center 7:30 PM 1 - Connecticut @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 1 PM
17 - Buffalo @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 12:30 PM 8 - Metropolitan @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 1:30 PM 15 - Connecticut @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 6:30 PM
12 - Metropolitan @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 2 PM 5 - Boston @ Buffalo Northtown Center 1 PM 15 - Buffalo @ Metropolitan ProSkate 7:30 PM
12 - Buffalo @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 6:30 PM 23 - Connecticut @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 6:30 PM 14 - Metropolitan @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 7 PM 5- Minnesota @ Metropolitan ProSkate 4:30 PM
23 - Minnesota @ Buffalo Northtown Center 7:30 PM 16 - Buffalo @ Metropolitan ProSkate 4:30 PM
13 - Buffalo @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 2:30 PM 15 - Metropolitan @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 1 PM 11 - Connecticut @ Metropolitan ProSkate 6:30 PM
13 - Metropolitan @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 3 PM 24 - Minnesota @ Buffalo Northtown Center 1 PM 11 - Buffalo @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 7 PM 22 - Minnesota @ Buffalo Northtown Center 2:30 PM
21 - Minnesota @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 5 PM 22 - Boston @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 3:30 PM
19 - Connecticut @ Buffalo Northtown Center 11:30 AM 30 - Buffalo @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 4:30 PM 21- Boston @ Buffalo Northtown Center 5:30 PM 12 - Buffalo @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 1 PM
19 - Minnesota @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 6:30 PM 30 -Metropolitan @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 6:30 PM 12 - Connecticut @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 2:30 PM 23 - Minnesota @ Buffalo Northtown Center 1 PM
22 - Boston @ Buffalo Northtown Center 1 PM 23 - Boston @ Metropolitan ProSkate 4:30 PM
20 - Connecticut @ Buffalo Northtown Center 1:30 PM 22 - Minnesota @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 1:30 PM 18 - Connecticut @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 1 PM
20 - Minnesota @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 2:30 PM 29 - Buffalo @ Metropolitan ProSkate 6:30 PM
28 - Boston @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 3:30 PM 19 - Connecticut @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 3 PM 29 - Connecticut @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 7 PM
26- Minnesota @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 3:30 PM 28 - Metropolitan @ Buffalo Event TBA TBA
26 - Metropolitan @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 6:30 PM 20 - Metropolitan @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 1:30 PM
29 - Metropolitan @ Buffalo Northtown Center 1 PM
27 - Minnesota @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 1:30 PM 29 - Boston @ Connecticut Danbury Arena 1:30 PM 25 - Boston @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 6 PM
27 - Metropolitan @ Boston Warrior Ice Arena 2:30 PM 25 - Connecticut @ Metropolitan ProSkate 6:30 PM
26 - Boston @ Minnesota TRIA Rink 1 PM
26 - Connecticut @ Metropolitan ProSkate 4:30 PM