PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Team USA announced its complete 2022-23 Kroger College Series schedule Wednesday afternoon, which includes 22 collegiate games throughout the season, including six at USA Hockey Arena.
The NCAA slate kicks off October 1-2 as the U.S. National Under-18 Team will travel to west to take on Adam Nightingale and the Michigan State Spartans (Oct. 1), before visiting Jeff Jackson and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish the following day.
The college schedule wraps up with a pair of games against Division I newcomer Lindenwood University at USA Hockey Arena on February 24-25, 2023.
The full 2022-23 NCAA schedule and some highlights are listed below.
HOCKEY AT HOME
Team USA will host six NCAA games at USA Hockey Arena, beginning with a weekend set against Lake Superior State (Oct. 7) and Michigan Tech University (Oct. 8) early in the season. The U18s will also host Utica College (Dec. 10), Mercyhurst University (Jan. 7) and Lindenwood University to close the schedule on February 24-25.
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The U18s will become quite familiar with travel to New York, playing four consecutive college games in the state from October 21 - November 19. During the first weekend they travel, the Under-18 Team will visit RPI (Oct. 21) and then take on Army (Oct. 23) Sunday afternoon in West Point for the first time in NTDP history.
After an international break, the team will return to western New York to square off against RIT (Nov. 18) and Niagara University (Nov. 19), playing the Purple Eagles for the first time in program history.
RING IN THE NEW YEAR
The Under-18 Team will get ready for 2023 with a pair of matchups against some of the nation's top programs. The two-game set begins with a trip to Minneapolis to take on the University of Minnesota , where the NTDP will look for its third-ever win over the Golden Gophers.
On New Year's Eve, the U18s will take on the University of North Dakota. Team USA snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Fighting Hawks this season, and will aim for back-to-back wins in Grand Forks.
Outside of their trip to Minneapolis to play the Gophers, the U18s will have an additional trip to the Land of 10,000 Lakes when they take on the University of St. Thomas (Oct. 14) and Bethel University (Oct. 15) early in the season.
For five members of next year's Under-18 Team, these three games will bring them back to their home state.
|Oct. 1||Michigan State University||Under-18 Team||Munn Ice Arena||East Lansing, Mich.|
|Oct. 2||University of Notre Dame||Under-18 Team||Compton Family Ice Arena||South Bend, Ind.|
|Oct. 7||Under-18 Team||Lake Superior State||USA Hockey Arena||Plymouth, Mich.|
|Oct. 8||Under-18 Team||Michigan Tech||USA Hockey Arena||Plymouth, Mich.|
|Oct. 14||University of St. Thomas||Under-18 Team||St. Thomas Ice Arena||Mendota Heights, Minn.|
|Oct. 15||Bethel University||Under-18 Team||Bethel University Arena||Blaine, Minn.|
|Oct. 21||RPI||Under-18 Team||Houston Field House||Troy, N.Y.|
|Oct. 23||Army||Under-18 Team||Tate Rink||West Point, N.Y.|
|Nov. 18||Niagara University||Under-18 Team||Dwyer Arena||Lewiston, N.Y.|
|Nov. 19||RIT||Under-18 Team||Gene Polisseni Center||Henrietta, N.Y.|
|Nov. 26||Boston University||Under-18 Team||Agganis Arena||Boston, Mass.|
|Nov. 27||Yale University||Under-18 Team||Ingalls Ice Arena||New Haven, Conn.|
|Dec. 10||Under-18 Team||Utica College||USA Hockey Arena||Plymouth, Mich.|
|Dec. 29||University of Minnesota||Under-18 Team||3M Arena at Mariucci||Minneapolis, Minn.|
|Dec. 31||University of North Dakota||Under-18 Team||Ralph Engelstad Arena||Grand Forks, N.D.|
|Jan. 6||University of Michigan||Under-18 Team||Yost Ice Arena||Ann Arbor, Mich.|
|Jan. 7||Under-18 Team||Mercyhurst University||USA Hockey Arena||Plymouth, Mich.|
|Jan. 13||University of Wisconsin||Under-18 Team||Kohl Center||Madison, Wis.|
|Jan. 24||Adrian College||Under-18 Team||Arrington Ice Arena||Adrian, Mich.|
|Jan. 27||Bowling Green State University||Under-18 Team||Slater Family Ice Arena||Bowling Green, Ohio|
|Feb. 24||Under-18 Team||Lindenwood University||USA Hockey Arena||Plymouth, Mich.|
|Feb. 25||Under-18 Team||Lindenwood University||USA Hockey Arena||Plymouth, Mich.|