ADRIAN, Mich.--Gary Astalos, the head coach of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division 1 men's program at Adrian College, has released the team's 31-game schedule for the 2019-20 campaign.
After finishing the 2018-19 season with a 33-3-0 record and a sweep of the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League regular-season (14-0) and playoff titles the Bulldogs look to once again contend for a ACHA national championship in 2019.
The season begins in earnest on Thursday and Saturday, October 3 and 5, with a home-and-home series versus GLCHL foe Western Michigan. The teams will meet at Adrian College on Thursday and at Western Michigan on Saturday.
The Bulldogs will see three new D1 opponents this season as they will play Toledo, Slippery Rock and Delaware--all on Arrington Arena home-ice where Adrian is an eye-popping 54-2 (.964) during the Astalos era that began in 2016-17.
The team will continue to play nationally-ranked non-conference opponents Michigan-Dearborn, Stony Brook, Robert Morris--Illinois and Liberty.
In another schedule highlight, Adrian will conduct Senior Night against Slippery Rock on Thursday, February 27, at 7 p.m.
The GLCHL Tournament will be hosted by Davenport University from Thursday through Saturday, March 6-8.
The ACHA national tournament will take place in Dallas, Texas, from Thursday, March 19, to March 24, and is hosted by the Dallas Stars.
The team's roster will be announced after the conclusion of training camp in early September.
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