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Directions to Road Men's Hockey Venues

Directions to road games for RPI Men's Hockey. All these assume you can make it from wherever you are to the main arteries out of the Capital District, such as I-87, NY-7, NY-2 and the New York Thruway. Distances shown are from Troy and are approximate. Your mileage may vary.
 

Boston College

Coordinates: 42.335123, -71.167718

I-90 East to New York Thruway-Berkshire Extension (I-90) to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Turnpike East to Exit 17. At the first set of lights off the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. The Boston College campus is three miles down on the right. At the T station (on the left), take a right at the St. Ignatius of Loyola Church. Follow to Beacon Street, take a right onto Beacon Street and Conte Forum, which contains Kelley Rink, appears on the right.

Distance: 175 miles (282 km)

 

Boston University

Coordinates: 42.351713, -71.117752

I-90 East to New York Thruway-Berkshire Extension (I-90) to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Take the Massachusetts Turnpike extension to Exit 18 (Cambridge/Allston). Keep right, headed for Cambridge. Turn right at the second light (Storrow Drive). Take the Kenmore Square exit off Storrow Drive. At the first set of lights, turn right onto Beacon Street. Bear right at the far end of Kenmore Square onto Commonwealth Avenue. Continue on Commonwealth Avenue to Agganis Arena (approximately one mile), which is on the right.

Distance: 185 miles (298 km)

 

Bridgeport (Sacred Heart)

Coordinates: 41.173143, -73.187236

I-90 East to New York Thruway-Berkshire Extension (I-90) to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Turnpike East to Exit 4, then take I-91 South until it terminates at I-95. Follow I-95 South to Exit 27. Bear left going down the exit ramp and turn left onto Lafayette Street. Go under I-95 then take the left onto Frontage Road (do not take the other left onto 1-95 Northbound). Continue one block and the Arena at Harbor Yard is on the right.

Distance: 170 miles (274 km)

 

Brown

Coordinates: 41.831112, -71.398866

I-90 East to New York Thruway-Berkshire Extension (I-90) to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Turnpike East to Exit 10A, then take MA-146 South, which leads all the way to Providence (on RI-146). When RI-146 merges with I-95 South, stay to the left. Exit I-95 at the I-195 interchange (Exit 20) and take I-195 East towards Cape Cod, then get off at Exit 3 (Gano Street). Go to the bottom of the ramp and turn right. At the fourth light take a left onto Angel Street. Go up the hill and take a right onto Hope Street. Meehan Auditorium is one-quarter mile down on the right side.

Distance: 180 miles (290 km)

 

Clarkson

Coordinates: 44.664318, -75.001768

I-87 North to Exit 23. After exiting head west and follow the signs leading to NY-28. Take NY-28 North into Indian Lake, then pick up NY-30. Follow NY-30 to Tupper Lake, then take NY-3 West. After about 18 miles, take a right onto NY-56 North and follow it to Potsdam. At the second light after passing SUNY Potsdam, take a left and follow US-11 South. At the downtown intersection (in front of the Clarkson Inn), bear left. Continue on US-11. At the next major intersection (it is a little odd), go left and remain on US-11 until the left appears for the main entrance to the Clarkson campus (it is indicated by brick walls labeled with "Clarkson University"). Enter the campus and continue straight until there is a large parking lot on the right side. At the end of that parking lot is the Cheel Center, which contains Cheel Arena.

Distance: 200 miles (322 km)

 

Colgate

Coordinates: 42.814896, -75.542456

New York Thruway (I-90) West to Exit 33 (Verona-Rome-Oneida). Follow NY-365 West to Oneida Castle, then take NY-5 West (briefly) to NY-46 South. Continue on NY-46 South until it intersects with NY-12B, then follow NY-12B South. NY-12B leads directly into Hamilton. Drive through town; go past a pond on the left. Go through the light. Most of the college is on the left. Starr Rink is on the right (not signed, but with the other Colgate athletic facilities). It is the second curved-roofed building. NOTE: The hospital is further beyond Starr Rink. Turn around if the hospital appears.

Distance: 130 miles (209 km)

 

Cornell

Coordinates: 42.445469, -76.477468

If at Colgate the night before: If staying close to Hamilton, take US-20 West to I-81 South. If staying close to Utica, take the New York Thruway (I-90) West to I-81 South. Either way, follow I-81 South to Exit 11, then take NY-13 South into Ithaca. It becomes a divided highway just before the city. After it becomes an undivided road again, continue until reaching the intersection with NY-79 (Green Street). Take a left onto Green; go through the business district, until the intersection with Stewart Avenue and East State Street. Go left onto Stewart and up the hill. Pick up the directions below at **.

If coming from Troy: New York Thruway (I-90) West to Exit 25A. I-88 South to Exit 8, then take NY-206 West until it intersects with NY-79 near Whitney Point (about 30 miles). Follow NY-79 into Ithaca. After passing the Mitchell Street, then Eddy Street, intersections, there is an intersection with Stewart and Green. Go right onto Stewart Avenue and up the hill. When the road forks (Stewart left, Campus Road right), take Campus Road to the right. ** Keep right at the next fork (West Avenue) and go around the bend. At the intersection with Central stay on Campus Road and Lynah Rink appears farther ahead on the left. Before Lynah is a parking garage on the right.

Distance from Colgate: 80 miles (129 km)

Distance from Troy: 190 miles (306 km)

 

Dartmouth

Coordinates: 43.700902, -72.280727

If at Harvard the night before: Find I-93 North. The Mass Pike (I-90), heading east, leads to I-93 (the Big Dig). Follow I-93 North into New Hampshire. At Exit 11 in New Hampshire, leave I-93 and take I-89 North. Shortly after crossing into Vermont, I-89 intersects I-91. Take I-91 North and pick up the directions below at **.

If coming from Troy: NY-7 East to near the Vermont border. When NY-7 takes a right at an intersection, head straight on the Bennington Bypass, labeled TO VT-279. Follow VT-279 until it intersects US-7. Take US-7 North into Manchester, and then follow VT-11 across the state, past the major ski areas, until it intersects I-91. ** Follow I-91 North to Exit 13. Head east after exiting; go across the bridge and up a hill. Go through the first light, snake through campus, and at the second light take a right onto NH-120 (South Park Street). Continue on NH-120 South to the next traffic light, then take a left at this light to enter the Thompson Arena parking lot.

Distance from Harvard: 125 miles (201 km)

Distance from Troy: 145 miles (233 km)

 

Harvard

Coordinates: 42.368318, -71.127163

I-90 East to New York Thruway-Berkshire Extension (I-90) to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Follow the Turnpike until Exit 18, the Allston/Cambridge exit, and follow the signs to Allston/Brighton, which leads onto Cambridge Street. Turn right at the second set of lights onto North Harvard Street and continue for one mile to Harvard Stadium Gate 6. Turn left into the gate and follow the road around the stadium and the Bright Hockey Center is ahead on the left.

Distance: 180 miles (290 km)

 

Mercyhurst

Coordinates: 42.102734, -80.055090

New York Thruway (I-90) West into Pennsylvania (stay on I-90), then leave I-90 at Exit 29 (PA-8). Follow PA-8 North until East 38th Street, then turn left onto East 38th. Two blocks later turn left onto Briggs Street. Follow Briggs until the entrance to Mercyhurst College appears on the right. Take that entrance and Mercyhurst Ice Center is straight ahead.

Distance: 375 miles (604 km)

 

Princeton

Coordinates: 40.342925, -74.657789

New York Thruway (I-87) South to Exit 15. Follow I-287 South to Exit 17, then US-206 South into Princeton. When US-206 takes a right turn at a stoplight, take a left onto Nassau Street. Less than one-half mile later take a right onto Washington Road. Follow Washington Road down the hill to Faculty Road, take a right onto Faculty Road, then a right onto Elm Drive. At the circle, go around 270 degrees (a left from Elm) and head straight. Go behind the parking garage and Baker Rink is ahead on the right.

Distance: 195 miles (314 km)

 

Quinnipiac

Coordinates: 41.413880, -72.911225

If at Princeton the night before: Find US-1. Follow US-1 North to the New Jersey Turnpike. Take the Turnpike North to its termination, and then go east on I-95 North. The most direct route is to follow I-95 across the George Washington Bridge, across Manhattan to the Bronx, where I-95 is the Cross-Bronx Expressway. Go across the Bronx and then follow the Bruckner Expressway North, where it becomes the New England Thruway, remaining I-95 this entire time. To avoid NYC, get off I-95 North just before the George Washington Bridge by taking the Palisades Parkway North, which leads into New York and intersects with the New York Thruway. Follow the Thruway (I-87) East across the Tappan Zee Bridge and follow the signs for I-287. This leads to I-95 just outside the Connecticut border. Either way, cross into Connecticut on I-95. Follow I-95 North to the intersection with I-91 (Exit 48), then take I-91 North to Exit 10 and pick up the directions below at **.

If coming from Troy: I-90 East to New York Thruway-Berkshire Extension (I-90) to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Turnpike East to Exit 4, then take I-91 South to Exit 10. ** Follow CT-40 West (Mount Carmel Connector) until it terminates at CT-10, then follow CT-10 (Whitney Avenue) North. Stay on CT-10 for three-quarter mile, then take a left onto Sherman Avenue. The entrance to the TD Bank Sports Center is approximately one-quarter mile on the right and is well signed.

Distance from Princeton: 145 miles (233 km)

Distance from Troy: 155 miles (249 km)

 

St. Lawrence

Coordinates: 44.586395, -75.166052

If at Clarkson the night before: Get on US-11 South towards Canton. When in the center of town, take a left onto Park Street (it is an intersection with traffic lights). Take the second right onto Maple Street. At the end of Maple, turn left onto Miner Street. Appleton Arena appears shortly on the left.

If coming from Troy: I-87 North to Exit 23. After exiting head west and follow the signs leading to NY-28. Take NY-28 North into Indian Lake, picking up NY-30. Follow NY-30 to Tupper Lake, then take NY-3 West. After about 18 miles, take a right onto NY-56 North and follow it into Colton, then take NY-68. After about 3.5 miles there is a fork in the road and NY-68 goes to the right. Bear left onto Pierrepont-Canton Road, which eventually becomes Brick Chapel Road and intersects with Canton-Russell Road. Continue north on Canton-Russell Road and after crossing the bridge St. Lawrence University appears ahead. Take a left onto Maple Street. At the end of Maple, turn left onto Miner Street. Appleton Arena appears shortly on the left.

Distance from Clarkson: 10 miles (16 km)

Distance from Troy: 210 miles (338 km)

 

Union

Coordinates: 42.817793, -73.924933

NY-7 West. Bear right when choosing at the Union Street/NY-7 fork. This is Union Street. After approximately 2.5 miles, there is a light with the college entrance just ahead on the right. Do not go into the college, continue straight and shortly reach the intersection with Seward Place. Take a right onto Seward. At the next major intersection (with Nott Street), take a right. Entrances to the college and parking soon appear on the right. Messa Rink is to the east after parking. Just follow the people.

Distance: 20 miles (32 km)

 

Yale

Coordinates: 41.316792, -72.924936

If at Brown the night before: Find I-95, which goes right through Providence. Take I-95 South to the intersection with I-91 (Exit 48). Follow I-91 North to Exit 3, the Trumbull Connector exit, and pick up the directions below at **.

If coming from Troy: I-90 East to New York Thruway-Berkshire Extension (I-90) to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Turnpike East to Exit 4, then take I-91 South into New Haven. Leave I-91 at Exit 3, the Trumbull Connector exit. ** Make a right onto Whitney Avenue (the second main intersection), then take a left onto Sachem Street. Ingalls Rink appears on the right at the corner of Prospect and Sachem Streets.

Distance from Brown: 105 miles (169 km)

Distance from Troy: 155 miles (249 km)