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Ohio State hockey to play in the Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

The Big Ten Hockey Conference will be taking part in a series of 20 games with the prestigious Hockey East Association starting on Oct. 10.

Hannah Foslien

Ohio State men's hockey will have a couple of new games added to its 2014-15 schedule with the announcement of the second Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge today. Five of the six Big Ten Hockey schools and twelve of the fourteen Hockey East schools will be competing in a series of twenty games over the course of nearly two months.

The Buckeyes will be taking part in a pair of games in the challenge, on Oct. 10 and 11. Ohio State will be hosting Providence College in both games, both of which will be at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus at 7 p.m.. The overall schedule for the entire challenge can be found here.

The overall series will run from Oct. 10 to Nov. 29, with 10 games being hosted by the Big Ten and ten hosted by Hockey East schools. The conference that records the most points overall in the twenty games will receive the Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge Cup. Two points will be awarded for a win, one for a tie and a bonus point will be doled out for a road win.

In 2013-14, Providence finished 22-10-6 overall, with an 11-7-2 record in conference. They advanced to the Regional Final of the NCAA tournament last year before falling to eventual champion Union College.