The Lawson Loonies will have to be in mid season form quickly into the 2017-18 hockey season because the Broncos open the (NCHC) conference portion of their season hosting new crowned NCAA champions Denver University on November 3rd and 4th.

And that schedule doesn't let up, as national runners-up Minnesota-Duluth will host the Broncos the following weekend.

Wrapping up last season, the Broncos finished #10 in the US College Hockey Online poll. While the season ended on a disappointing note, a Top 10 finish is still a point of pride and something to build on.

Here is WMU's NCHC conference schedule for 2017-18, released Monday.

Nov. 3    vs. DENVER                               7 p.m.
Nov. 4    vs. DENVER                               7 p.m.

Nov. 11   @ Minnesota-Duluth                    TBA
Nov. 12   @ Minnesota-Duluth                    TBA
Nov. 17   vs. OMAHA                                7 p.m.
Nov. 18   vs. OMAHA                                7 p.m.
Dec. 1    @ North Dakota                          TBA
Dec. 2    @ North Dakota                          TBA
Dec. 8     vs. MIAMI                                 7 p.m.
Dec. 9     vs. MIAMI                                 7 p.m.

Jan. 12   @ St. Cloud State                      TBA
Jan. 13   @ St. Cloud State                      TBA
Jan. 19   vs. COLORADO COLLEGE        7 p.m.
Jan. 20   vs. COLORADO COLLEGE        7 p.m.

Jan. 26   @ Omaha                                  TBA
Jan. 27   @ Omaha                                  TBA
Feb. 9    @ Miami                                    TBA
Feb. 10  @ Miami                                    TBA
Feb. 16  vs. ST. CLOUD STATE               7 p.m.
Feb. 17  vs. ST. CLOUD STATE               7 p.m.
Feb. 23  vs. MINNESOTA-DULUTH          7 p.m.
Feb. 24  vs. MINNESOTA-DULUTH          7 p.m.

March 2 @ Colorado College                    TBA
March 3 @ Colorado College                    TBA
* all times and dates are subject to change.

(Source: National Collegiate Hockey Conference via WMU)

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