Story by Scott Kinville –

Central New York can certainly call itself a hockey hotbed, as the region is home to two American Hockey League teams, three Division I college hockey teams, and six Division III teams. Depending on how you define “Central New York,” you could include even more teams, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll stick with the teams listed below. Here’s a look at the upcoming schedules for Central New York’s teams for the month of January.

American Hockey League

Utica Comets

Record: 14-9-4-1, 33 points – 3rd place in the North Division.

Head Coach: Kevin Dineen.

January Schedule: January 3rd at Toronto, January 6th vs Hartford, January 7th at Springfield, January 8th at Providence, January 11th vs Cleveland, January 13th at Providence, January 14th at Bridgeport, January 16th at Syracuse, January 20th vs Syracuse, January 21st at Syracuse, January 24th vs Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, January 25th vs Charlotte, January 27th at Syracuse, January 28th vs Providence.

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Syracuse Crunch

Record: 13-11-2-2, 30 points – 4th place in the North Division.

Head Coach: Ben Groulx.

January Schedule: January 6th vs Belleville, January 7th vs Rochester, January 8th at Hershey, January 13th vs Laval, January 14th at Lehigh Valley, January 16th vs Utica, January 18th at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, January 20th at Utica, January 21st vs Utica, January 27th vs Utica, January 28th at Hartford, January 29th at Providence.


Division I College Hockey

Colgate Raiders (Men)

Record: 9-9-2 overall, 6-2-0 ECAC.

Head Coach: Don Vaughan.

January Schedule: January 6th at RPI, January 7th at Union, January 20th vs Princeton, January 21st vs Quinnipiac, January 27th at Harvard, January 28th at Dartmouth,


#6 Colgate Raiders (Women)

Record: 15-2-1 overall, 6-1-0 ECAC.

Head Coach: Greg Fargo.

January Schedule: January 6th vs RPI, January 7th vs Union, January 10th at Syracuse, January 13th vs Quinnipiac, January 14th vs Princeton, January 20th vs Cornell, January 21st at Cornell, January 27th vs Dartmouth, January 28th vs Harvard, January 31st vs St. Lawrence.


Syracuse Orange (Women)

Record: 7-13-1 overall, 4-2-0 CHA.

Head Coach: Britni Smith.

January Schedule: January 10th vs Colgate, January 17th vs Cornell, January 20th at Lindenwood, January 21st at Lindenwood, January 24th at RIT, January 25th vs RIT, January 28th at Mercyhurst, January 29th at Mercyhurst.


Division III College Hockey

#2 Utica Pioneers (Men)

Record: 8-2-1 overall, 6-0-0 UCHC.

Head Coach: Gary Heenan.

January Schedule: January 6th at Manhattanville, January 7th at Manhattanville, January 13th vs Neumann, January 14th vs Neumann, January 20th at Lebanon Valley, January 21st at Lebanon Valley, January 27th vs Nazareth, January 28th at Nazareth.

#14 Utica Pioneers (Women)

Record: 8-1-1 overall, 7-0-1 UCHC

Head Coach: Dave Clausen.

January Schedule: January 6th at Worcester State, January 10th vs Oswego, January 13th at Chatham, January 14th at Chatham, January 20th vs Manhattanville, January 21st vs Manhattanville, January 24th vs Hamilton College,January 27th at Neumann, January 28th at Neumann.


Hamilton College Continentals (Men)

Record: 5-5-0 overall, 3-2-0 NESCAC.

Head Coach: Rob Haberbusch.

January Schedule: January 6th at Colby, January 7th at Bowdoin, January 13th at Connecticut College, January 14th at Tufts, January 20th vs Amherst, January 21st at Geneseo, January 27th at Trinity, January 28th at Wesleyan.


#13 Hamilton College Continentals (Women)

Record: 7-2-0 overall, 3-1-0 NESCAC.

Head Coach: Emily McNamara.

January Schedule: January 6th vs Colby, January 7th vs Colby, January 10th vs Nazareth, January 13th vs Williams, January 14th vs Williams, January 21st at Cortland, January 24th at Utica, January 27th vs Wesleyan, January 28th vs Wesleyan.


Morrisville Mustangs (Men)

Record: 5-6-0 overall, 3-5-0 SUNYAC.

Head Coach: Kevin Krogol.

January Schedule: January 6th vs Post University, January 7th vs Stonehill College, January 10th vs Albertus Magnus, January 11th vs Arcadia, January 18th at SUNY Brockport, January 20th at Geneseo, January 24th at Fredonia, January 28th at Buffalo State.


Morrisville Mustangs (Women)

Record: 3-9-1 overall, 0-6-0 NEWHL.

Head Coach Melissa Lomanto.

January Schedule: January 2nd vs Alvernia, January 6th vs Cortland, January 7th at Cortland, January 13th vs Buffalo State, January 14th vs Canton, January 20th vs Potsdam, January 21st at Oswego, January 27th at Buffalo State, January 28th at Buffalo State.