July 25, 2014 at 11:53 am

Michigan hockey opens with road game at Ferris State; complete schedule here

Red Berenson's Wolverines won 18 games last season. (David Guralnick / Detroit News)

Michiganís complete hockey schedule, announced Friday, includes a season-opening game at Ferris State on Oct. 4 and a Big Ten opening series at home against Penn State on Nov. 21-22.

The Wolverines also travel to Michigan Tech -- their first trip there since 1983. The Huskies are coached by former Red Berenson assistant Mel Pearson.

The Great Lakes Invitational returns to Joe Louis Arena after being staged outdoors last season at Comerica Park as part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival.

This is the second year of Big Ten hockey, and the conference tournament this season is at Joe Louis Arena, March 19-21. Last seasonís tournament at St. Paul, Minnesota, was won by Wisconsin.

MICHIGAN HOCKEY SCHEDULE

* -- Date of game subject to change due to hockey television and Big Ten menís basketball scheduling.

Sat., Oct. 4 -- at Ferris State, 7 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 6 -- US Under-18 (exhibition), TBA

Thu., Oct. 9 -- Wilfred Laurier (exhibition), TBA

Fri., Oct. 17 -- New Hampshire, TBA

Sat., Oct. 18 -- New Hampshire, TBA

Fri., Oct. 24 -- at UMass-Lowell, 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25 -- at Boston University, TBA

Fri., Oct. 31 -- at Michigan Tech, 7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 1 -- at Michigan Tech, 7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 14 -- American International, TBA

Sat., Nov. 15 -- American International, TBA

Fri., Nov. 21 -- Penn State, TBA

Sat., Nov. 22 -- Penn State, TBA

Fri., Nov. 28 -- RPI, TBA

Sat., Nov. 29 -- RPI, TBA

Fri., Dec. 5 -- Ohio State, TBA

Sat., Dec. 13 -- at Boston College, 7 p.m.

a-Sun., Dec. 28 -- Michigan Tech, TBA

a-Mon., Dec. 29 -- Michigan State or Ferris State, TBA

Fri., Jan. 9 -- Minnesota, TBA

Sat., Jan. 10 -- Minnesota, TBA

Fri., Jan. 16 -- at Ohio State, TBA

*Fri., Jan. 23 -- at Wisconsin, TBA

Sat., Jan. 24 -- at Wisconsin, TBA

*Sun., Jan. 25 -- at Wisconsin, TBA

Fri., Jan. 30 -- Michigan State (site TBA), TBA

Sat., Feb. 7 -- Michigan State (site TBA), TBA

*Fri., Feb. 13 -- at Minnesota, TBA

*Sat., Feb. 14 -- at Minnesota, TBA

*Sun., Feb. 15 -- at Minnesota, TBA

Fri., Feb. 20 -- at Ohio State, TBA

*Sat., Feb. 21 -- Ohio State, TBA

*Sun., Feb. 22 -- Ohio State, TBA

*Fri., Feb. 27 -- Wisconsin, TBA

*Sat., Feb. 28 -- Wisconsin, TBA

*Sun., March 1 -- Wisconsin, TBA

Fri., March 6 -- at Penn State, TBA

Sat., March 7 -- at Penn State, TBA

Fri., March 13 -- at Michigan State, TBA

Sat., March 14 -- Michigan State, TBA

b-Thu., March 19 -- First round

b-Fri., March 20 -- Semifinals

b-Sat., March 21 -- Championship

a-Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena

b-Big Ten tournament at Joe Louis Arena