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A look at the Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey 2023-24 schedule

Credit: Scott Kinville.

The Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team’s 2023-24 schedule features a very tough opening slate of games and a full ECAC schedule.

The Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team is entering their 2023-24 season coming off a very successful 2022-23 campaign. Last season, they compiled an overall record of 32-6-2, won their third consecutive ECAC Tournament championship, and finished fifth in the final 2022-23 USCHO rankings. They were 16-3-1 at home, 14-3-1 on the road, and 2-0-0 at a neutral site.

This season, the Raiders will play an exhibition game on the road against ECAC rival the St. Lawrence Saints on September 23. They will open their 2023-24 regular season in a very challenging fashion with two games each against national powerhouses Ohio St. and Penn St. Overall, Colgate will play thirty-four regular season games that include one tournament (the Battle of the Burgh), ten games against non-conference opponents (not including the Battle of the Burgh), and a full ECAC schedule.

Colgate Raiders Captain Danielle Serdachny. Photo credit: Scott Kinville.

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The Raiders will play six games against non-conference opponents that finished in the top fifteen of the final 2023 USCHO poll and eight against ECAC opponents from that same poll.

Here’s a breakdown of the Colgate Raiders 2023-24 regular season schedule.

The Home Opener

Opponent: The Ohio St. Buckeyes.

  • Dates: September 29 and September 30.
  • Where: The Class of 1965 Arena.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 33-6-2.
  • Conference: WCHA.
  • 2022-23 final USCHO ranking: 2.
  • Head Coach: Nadine Muzerall.
  • All-time vs. Colgate: Ohio St. leads 3-1-2.
  • Last games vs. Colgate: 2022-23. The teams tied 4-4 in the first game and Ohio St. won the second 6-2.
  • Note: Ohio St. advanced all the way to the National Championship game in 2023, but was defeated by Wisconsin.

The Other Non-Conference Games

Opponent: The Penn St. Nittany Lions.

  • Dates: October 6 and October 7.
  • Where: The Class of 1965 Arena.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 27-9-2.
  • Conference: CHA.
  • 2022-23 final USCHO ranking: 10.
  • Head Coach: Jeff Kampersal.
  • All-time vs. Colgate: The series is tied 4-4-0.
  • Last games vs. Colgate: 2022-23. Colgate won both games 3-2 and 2-1.
  • Note: Penn St. Associate Head Coach Allison Coomey hails from Baldwinsville, NY.

Opponent: The Mercyhurst Lakers.

  • Dates: October 13 and October 14.
  • Where: The Class of 1965 Arena.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 21-14-2.
  • Conference: CHA.
  • Head Coach: Michael Sisti.
  • All-time record vs. Colgate: Mercyhurst leads 19-12-4.
  • Last games vs. Colgate: 2022-23. Colgate won both games 5-0 and 2-0.
  • Note: Mercyhurst and Colgate first played each other in 2001-02 – the first season the Colgate Women’s Hockey Program competed in Division I.

Opponent: The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.

  • Dates: November 24 and November 25.
  • Where: Duluth, Minnesota.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 26-10-3.
  • Conference: WCHA.
  • 2022-23 final USCHO ranking: 7.
  • Head Coach: Maura Crowell.
  • All-time vs. Colgate: Minnesota-Duluth leads 3-0-0.
  • Last game vs. Colgate: 2020-21 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal, Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 in overtime.
  • Note: Minnesota-Duluth Head Coach Maura Crowell played for Colgate from 1999-2002 and was an alternate captain in 2001-02.

Opponent: The Syracuse Orange.

  • Dates/Where: December 5 at Syracuse, January 9 at Colgate.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 10-24-2.
  • Conference: CHA.
  • Head Coach: Britni Smith.
  • All-time vs. Colgate: Colgate leads 19-5-3.
  • Last games vs. Colgate: 2022-23. Colgate won both games 3-0 and 5-2.
  • Note: Syracuse and Colgate first played each other in the 2008-09 season.

The Battle at the Burgh Tournament

  • Dates: December 29 and December 30.
  • Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Participants: Colgate, Maine, Robert Morris, and Bemidji St.
  • Notes: Colgate will face Maine on December 29th and play either Robert Morris or Bemidji St. the next day. Colgate last played in the Battle of the Burgh in the 2019-20 season.

The ECAC Schedule

The Raiders will once again play all eleven ECAC schools twice in a one-game at-home and one-game on-the-road format. Last season, Colgate had a conference mark of 18-3-1 and defeated Princeton, Quinnipiac, and Clarkson en route to the aforementioned third consecutive ECAC crown. Four other ECAC teams besides the Raiders finished in the top fifteen of the final 2022-23 USCHO poll – Yale (6th), Quinnipiac (8th), Clarkson (9th), and Cornell (14th). The Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey 2023-24 ECAC schedule begins on October 27 at RPI.

Please note, that last season’s records reflect the regular season only.

Opponent: The RPI Engineers.

  • Dates: October 27th at RPI / February 10th at Colgate.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 9-24-1.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 4-17-1.
  • Head Coach: Bryan Vines.
  • All-time: Colgate leads 25-10-6.
  • Last season: Colgate won both games 4-0 and 6-1.

Opponent: The Union Garnet Chargers.

  • Dates: October 28 at Union / February 9 at Colgate.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 11-22-1.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 4-17-1.
  • Head Coach: Josh Sciba.
  • All-time: Colgate leads 42-0-3.
  • Last season: Colgate won both games 10-0 and 6-0.

Opponent: The Brown University Bears.

  • Dates: November 3 at Colgate / February 17 at Brown.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 9-19-1.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 7-15-1.
  • Head Coach: Melanie Ruzzi.
  • All-time: Colgate leads 27-12-3.
  • Last season: Colgate won both games 5-2 and 3-1.

Opponent: The Yale Bulldogs.

  • Dates: November 4 at Colgate / February 16 at Yale.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 28-4-1.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 19-2-1.
  • Head Coach: Mark Bolding.
  • All-time: Colgate leads 24-16-4.
  • Last season: Colgate won both games by a score of 5-3.

Opponent: The Dartmouth Big Green

  • Dates: November 10 at Dartmouth / January 27 at Colgate.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 8-21-0.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 4-18-0.
  • Head Coach: Liz Keady Norton.
  • All-time: Dartmouth leads 31-20-3.
  • Last season: Colgate won both games 3-2 and 7-0.

Opponent: The Harvard Crimson.

  • Dates: November 11 at Harvard / January 26 at Colgate.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 7-21-3.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 6-13-3.
  • Head Coach: Laura Bellamy.
  • All-time: Harvard leads 30-17-3.
  • Last season: Colgate won both games 5-4 and 3-1.

Opponent: The Princeton Tigers.

  • Dates: November 17 at Colgate / January 20 at Princeton.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 15-15-1.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 10-12-0-2.
  • Head Coach: Cara Morey.
  • All-time: Princeton leads 29-15-5.
  • Last season: Colgate won both games 5-1 and 6-2.

Opponent: The Quinnipiac Bobcats.

  • Dates: November 18 at Colgate / January 19 at Quinnipiac.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 30-10-0.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 17-5-0.
  • Head Coach: Cassandra Turner.
  • All-time: Colgate leads 26-18-5.
  • Last season: Quinnipiac won both games 3-0 and 2-1.

Opponent: The St. Lawrence Saints.

  • Dates: January 5 at Colgate / February 3 at St. Lawrence.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 17-19-3.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 10-9-3.
  • Head Coach: Chris Wells.
  • All-time: St. Lawrence leads 26-17-8.
  • Last season: The teams tied the first game 3-3 and Colgate won the second 2-1.

Opponent: The Clarkson Golden Knights.

  • Dates: January 6 at Colgate / February 2 at Clarkson.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 29-11-2.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 15-6-1.
  • Head Coach: Matt Desrosiers.
  • All-time: Clarkson leads 29-21-6.
  • Last season: Colgate won both games 2-0 and 8-2.

Opponent: The Cornell Big Red.

  • Dates: January 12 at Cornell / January 13 at Colgate.
  • 2022-23 overall record: 16-14-2.
  • 2022-23 ECAC record: 12-9-1.
  • Head Coach: Doug Derraugh.
  • All-time: Cornell leads 28-19-4.
  • Last season: The teams split with Colgate winning 9-3 and Cornell winning 4-2.

For more information about Colgate Raiders hockey, please visit https://colgateathletics.com. To follow the latest USCHO polls and news, please visit https://uscho.com.

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