UMass Lowell and Hockey East fans are all counting down the days until the skaters take the ice for live game action, which for the River Hawks is only 39 days.
While Hockey East fans wait, the junior ranks are beginning to get their pre-season and exhibition games underway, including a few future River Hawks.
This week the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) and Central Canadian Hockey League have exhibition or pre-season games this coming week, some of which will be streamed on FASTHockey.com.
Take a look at who is in action this week! All times are eastern and a few are available on FASTHockey.com. Not all players are guaranteed to play in these games.