NEW HAVEN >> Non-conference games against Frozen Four runner-up Minnesota-Duluth and a series renewal with New Hampshire highlight the Yale men’s hockey team schedule for next season.

The Bulldogs, who missed the NCAA tournament for only the third time in the past nine seasons, will also play Sacred Heart at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena and have home games with UMass and Arizona State.

Yale plays Minnesota-Duluth is the opening game of the Ledyard Classic in Hanover, New Hampshire on Dec. 29. Dartmouth and New Hampshire are also participating. The tournament format is fixed, so there won’t be a championship and consolation game. Instead, Yale plays New Hampshire on Dec. 30.

Minnesota-Duluth is the toughest non-conference opponent on the slate. It went 28-7-7 last season, losing only one of 20 games leading into finals of the Frozen Four before dropping a 3-2 decision to Denver in the national championship game.

Seven seniors graduated from that team, including leading scorer Alex Iafallo. Also gone are star underclassmen Hunter Miska, the team’s starting goalie who signed an NHL deal with Arizona, and defenseman Neal Pionk, now with the New York Rangers.

But UMD returns considerable talent, including sophomore Joey Anderson (12-25-37) and junior Adam Johnson (18-19-37). Three incoming recruits were taken in last month’s NHL Entry Draft, led by second-round pick Dylan Samberg, a defenseman taken by Winnipeg.

Yale, 13-15-5 last season, last faced UMD in the East Regional final in 2011 at Webster Bank Arena. UMD won that game 5-3, going on to win the national title.

Other notes from the Yale schedule:

• Yale and New Hampshire will play twice next season. In addition to the game at the Dartmouth tournament, the teams face off on Nov. 25 at Ingalls Rink. The teams were once regulars on the non-conference schedule, playing eight successive years between 1999 and 2006. But they haven’t played since a 4-3 Yale win in Durham, New Hampshire on Oct. 28, 2006, the second game of Yale coach Keith Allain’s first season.

• For the first time since 1996-97, Yale opens the season with eight ECAC Hockey conference games. There’s a home-and-away series with Brown on the first weekend, with the opener at Ingalls on Oct. 27 to be followed by a game at Brown the next night. That’s followed by weekends at Harvard and Dartmouth (Nov. 3-4), with St. Lawrence and Clarkson (Nov. 10-11) and at Princeton and Quinnipiac (Nov. 17-18).

• When do the arch rivals come to Ingalls? Quinnipiac is here on Feb. 9; Harvard on Feb. 24 for the regular-season finale.

• Sacred Heart, coached by former Yale assistant C.J. Marottolo, plays the Bulldogs for the sixth time in nine years. Yale’s only loss was on Nov. 22, 2012, played at Webster Bank Arena. Yale is 1-3 in four games at the Bridgeport arena, its only win coming in overtime against Air Force in the 2011 NCAA East Regional.

• Yale has defeated UMass three straight times dating back to 2012.

• Arizona State, which has never played at Ingalls Rink, is here for a two-game series on Feb. 2-3. The Sun Devils have been to every other Division I facility in Connecticut. The teams have met once before, a 4-0 Yale victory at the 2016 Desert Hockey Classic in Glendale, Arizona.

• Yale plays a home exhibition against Western Ontario on Oct. 13; there’s also a scrimmage with Brown and Princeton on Oct. 21 at Ingalls Rink.

Camping locals

Ten current or future Yale players were invited to NHL developmental camps this summer.

The list includes sophomore Billy Sweezey (Buffalo), junior Joe Snively (Rangers), junior Ted Hart (Anaheim), sophomore Luke Stevens (Carolina), senior Adam Larkin (Detroit), sophomore Matt Foley (Nashville) and senior Ryan Hitchcock (Islanders).

Incoming freshmen Phil Kemp (Edmonton) and Kevin O’Neil (Columbus) along with 2018 recruit Jack St. Ivany (Anaheim) are also participating.

Five current Quinnipiac players are in camps: sophomore Andrew Shortridge (Nashville), sophomore Karlis Cukste (San Jose), junior Chase Priskie (Washington), sophomore Brogan Rafferty (Chicago) and incoming freshman Keith Petruzzelli (Detroit).

Bolts sign Peca

Former Quinnipiac star Matthew Peca signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Peca appeared in 10 NHL games with the Lightning last year, spending the rest of his time with Syracuse of the AHL, which reached the Calder Cup finals.

Peca, 24, made his NHL debut last December. He had a goal and an assist during his time in Tampa. At Syracuse, he scored 12 goals with 41 points.