Thursday, July 12, 2012

Windy City to Feature Notre Dame Hockey in Outdoor Game

Notre Dame will play Miami twice at Soldier Field in the span of four months. On October 6, the football squad will play Miami (Fla.) in the annual offsite 'home' game at the historic Chicago location. Anticipation is high as the two storied programs rekindle a rivalry born in the 80's during the Jimmy Johnson and Lou Holtz eras.

Several months after that game, on February 17, Notre Dame will again meet Miami at Soldier Field with a slight twist. It will be the Irish Hockey squad against CCHA conference rival Miami (OH) in the program's first outdoor hockey game.

That game is part of the Hockey City Classic, pitting the Irish against Miami (OH) and Minnesota against Wisconsin. A possibility remains that one or more of the teams in the event will don throwback uniforms, but it is still too early to tell.

For reaction from Irish Head Coach Jeff Jackson and Center Anders Lee watch this (lengthy) video.

For the official game announcement and interviews with Chicago native Defensemen Sam Calabrese, watch this video.

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