The puck finally has dropped on the college hockey season.

There were plenty of takeaways from the first weekend of action around the country and in Hockey East as No. 6 Providence and No. 20 Boston University both impressed with opening weekend wins.

Meanwhile, No. 10 Boston College is ramping up for a big season-opening matchup against No. 16 Wisconsin, while No. 4 UMass gets it’s slate started against RPI.

NESN.com’s Dakota Randall and Michael McMahon have a full recap of last week’s action, take a look at the keys to this week’s lineup of games and hand out three stars from the week that was in Episode 2 of the “NESN College Hockey Podcast.”

Here’s the full slate of college hockey action on NESN:

Friday
RPI at No. 4 UMass, 7 p.m. ET (NESN)
No. 16 Wisconsin at No. 10 Boston College, 7 p.m. (NESNplus)

Tuesday
No. 4 UMass at No. 15 Northeastern, 7 p.m. (NESN)

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Editor’s note: Saturday’s game between UMass Lowell and Minnesota Duluth will not appear on NESNplus as scheduled due to technical difficulties.

Listen to this week’s episode below, or click here to listen on Apple Podcasts: