Rochester Hills, MI- Oakland Hockey general manager Corey Hagood has announced the teams 2021-22 ACHA DI schedule. The last time Oakland took the ice was on March 6, 2020 in the GLCHL Playoffs. The Golden Grizzlies finished its last season (2019-20) 21-10-2.
The schedule features 14 home games played at Suburban Ice Rochester (52999 Dequindre Rd, Rochester, MI 48307). Oakland will start the season with a four game homestand against Delaware on September 24 and 25 and West Virginia on October 1 and 2. This season marks the first season for Sean Parker as Oakland head coach.
Oakland will play the Calvin Knights four times this season, including two non-conference games at Calvin on October 8 and 9. The conference games will take place in February.
The Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League schedule will begin on October 16, as Oakland will play a single game that weekend against Eastern Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The rivalry game against the Davenport Panthers will take place in Grand Rapids on Thursday, October 28 and the series concludes the next night in Rochester. The teams split the series in 2019 with Oakland winning 3-1 in Grand Rapids.
Oakland will play ACHA DI and GLCHL newcomer Grand Valley State University three times this season, the first will be a non-conference game at Grand Valley on November 19. Oakland concludes the first semester on December 3 in Rochester against Eastern Michigan.
Second semester play opens with a pair of exhibition games and a home-and-home with Michigan State on January 7 and 8. Oakland will play its series against the defending National Champion Adrian Bulldogs on January 27 and 28.
For the first ever Oakland will play the Alabama Crimson Tide in a two game series on January 21 and 22 at Suburban Ice Rochester. The regular season concludes with a pair of games at Roosevelt University (Formerly RMU IL) on February 18 and 19 in Chicago. The teams split the series on Rochester in September of 2019.
The 2022 GLCHL Playoffs will take place at Western Michigan starting on Thursday, February 24.