I know we have discussed the rumors of this in the past, however it looks like the offical Penn State announcement will be tomorrow. A PSU Alum is giving between $80 - $90 Million to start a D-1 Hockey Program. http://www.uscho.com/news/id,18726/PennStateSettoFieldVarsityProgramSourcesSay.html
USCHO.COM's front page has several stories abotu this, included the possible start in 2014 - 2015 of Big Ten Hockey. I think this would be great!
You could play a home and away series vs. the other 5 Big Ten Hockey Teams (MSU, Wiscy, Minny, OSU, PSU and Michigan) and then you would also have several open dates to play non-conference games (maybe Ferris St, WMU, ND, Miami (NTM), etc).
What about 3 game series? Friday / Sat / Sun or Thur / Fri / Sat 3 games times home and away that's 15 confernce games. It will be interesting to see how this goes.