2012 College Hockey schedule: Boston College-Providence opens busy weekend

Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

It will be another busy weekend in men's college hockey as a number of top teams are in action.

The weekend college hockey schedule kicked off a day early with No. 1 New Hampshire facing No. 7 Boston University on Thursday, but there is still plenty of action left for the weekend.

After New Hampshire lost 3-2 to Boston, No. 2 Boston College will now have an opportunity to re-take the No. 1 spot. The Eagles will travel to Providence on Friday for their only game of the week. No. 3 Miami (Ohio) could also move up with a good weekend. It will host Lake Superior on Friday and Saturday.

Boston University picked up a win over the No. 1 team for the second straight week, but it won't be the Terriers' only game of the weekend. Boston will also host Maine on Saturday.

This week's schedule also features one matchup of top 10 teams as No. 6 Denver travels to play No. 9 North Dakota on Friday and Saturday.

Here is a closer look at some of the top games of the week:

Friday, Dec. 7

No. 2 Boston College at Providence

No. 3 Miami (Ohio) vs. Lake Superior

No. 4 Minnesota at No. 19 Colorado College

No. 5 Notre Dame vs. Michigan State

No. 6 Denver at No. 9 North Dakota

Saturday, Dec. 8

No. 3 Miami (Ohio) vs. Lake Superior

No. 4 Minnesota at No. 19 Colorado College

No. 5 Notre Dame vs. Michigan State

No. 6 Denver at No. 9 North Dakota

No. 7 Boston University vs. Maine

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