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May 6, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Matchups with 1998 National Champion New Hampshire and two Eastern College Athletic Conference powerhouses – Cornell and St. Lawrence – headline the 1999-2000 womens ice hockey schedule, announced today by head coach Jackie Barto, commencing a new era for Ohio States newest varsity sport.

The Buckeyes begin their inaugural season Oct. 8 against Northeastern University. The season opener will be preceded by an exhibition game against the University of Guelph Oct. 2.

“We have put together an exciting schedule for our first season of play.” Barto said. “The quality of our schedule allows our athletes to grow and develop against the top competition in the country.”

A member of the Women’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the schedule showcases 24 contests against league foes Wisconsin, Minnesota, Bemidji State (Minn.), Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State-Mankato and St. Cloud State. Six conference matchups will be contested on home ice at the OSU Ice Rink.

The Buckeyes will travel to the Princeton Invitational Tournament Nov. 27-28, where they will compete against Yale and Princeton. Ohio State will challenge New Hampshire, the 1998 National Champions, on the road in January.

The millennium begins in a big way for the Buckeyes as they challenge New Hampshire Jan. 1-2, followed by Cornell and St. Lawrence in mid-February.

1990-2000 OHIO STATE WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 2 Saturday UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH (exhibition) 7 p.m. 8 Friday NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 7 p.m. 9 Saturday NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 7 p.m. 15 Friday UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 7 p.m. 16 Saturday UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 4 p.m. 22 Friday at St. Cloud State University 7:05p.m. 23 Saturday at St. Cloud State University 3:05p.m. 30 Saturday at University of Minnesota-Duluth 2:05p.m. 31 Sunday at University of Minnesota-Duluth 2:05p.m.

NOVEMBER 5 Friday UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY 7 p.m. 7 Sunday at University of Findlay 2 p.m. 12 Friday UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 7 p.m. 13 Saturday UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 7 p.m. 19 Friday at Bemidji State University 7:05p.m. 20 Saturday at Bemidji State University 7:05p.m. 27 Saturday vs. Yale University ! 2 p.m. 28 Sunday at Princeton University ! 1:30p.m.

DECEMBER 10 Friday at Minnesota State, Mankato 2:05p.m. 11 Saturday at Minnesota State, Mankato 2:05p.m.

JANUARY 1 Saturday at University of New Hampshire 7 p.m. 2 Sunday at University of New Hampshire 2 p.m. 14 Friday BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY 7 p.m. 15 Saturday BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY 4 p.m. 21 Friday at University of Wisconsin 7 p.m. 22 Saturday at University of Wisconsin 7 p.m. 28 Friday UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH 7 p.m. 29 Saturday UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY 4 Friday at University of Minnesota 7:05p.m. 5 Saturday at University of Minnesota 7:05p.m. 11 Friday CORNELL UNIVERSITY 7 p.m. 12 Saturday ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY 4 p.m. 18 Friday MINNESOTA STATE, MANKATO 7 p.m. 19 Saturday MINNESOTA STATE, MANKATO 7 p.m. 25 Friday ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY 7 p.m. 26 Saturday ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY 7 p.m. MARCH 2 Thursday WWCHA Championship TBA 3 Friday WWCHA Championship TBA 4 Saturday WWCHA Championship TBA

! Princeton Invitational Tournament, at Princeton, New Jersey All games in CAPS will be played at the Ohio State Ice Rink

-Go Bucks!-