Thursday, September 12, 2013

Adding up the College Hockey Oudoor Hockey Games

Let’s take a look at the college hockey outdoor games that we have on tap for the 2013-14 college hockey season. If I have missed one, let me know. There are currently (by my count) 23 outdoor hockey games between the NHL, AHL, CHL and NCAA.
Frozen Fenway (4)
At historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, we have the Frozen Fenway series. On the first weekend, game one is Merrimack vs. Providence at (4:00 p.m.). Game two is Notre Dame vs. Boston College at (7:30 p.m.) both game will be on played Saturday, January 4, 2014.
The following weekend on January 11, 2014, we have game three; UMass-Lowell vs. Northeastern at (3:00 p.m.) and game four will be the classic match-up between Maine and Boston University at (6:30 p.m.).

Now, here’s the good news, if you like the outdoor games, all four of the Frozen Fenway games will be seen on
NESN. So, if you have the DirecTV sports pack you will be able to watch the games.
Hockey City Classic (2)
Hockey City Classic will be on January 17, 2014, at TCF Ban Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  This event includes defending NCAA champion, the University of Minnesota Gophers women’s team vs. Minnesota State University Mankato Mavericks women at (4:30 p.m.). The night cap will be the University of Minnesota Gophers men vs. Big Ten Conference foe Ohio State University Buckeyes at (8:00 p.m.).
Great Lakes Invitational (4)
Also, the Great Lakes Invitational that will take place on December 27-28, 2013, at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan. On Friday, the Great Lakes will feature Michigan State vs. Western Michigan followed up by Michigan vs. Michigan Tech University. Game times to be determined. The Consolation and Championship games will be on Saturday.
Frozen Frontier (3)
We also have the Frozen Frontier; this event will take place on December, 13-14, 2013, at Frontier Field, Rochester, New York. This is a multiple day event, at (12:00 p.m.) noon; the RIT Women's Hockey Team will face Clarkson University.  Following the woman’s game, at RIT Tigers Men's Hockey Team will face Niagara at (7:00p.m.).  On December 15, 2013, there is also a NCAA Division III matchup between Nazareth Golden Flyers vs. Geneseo Knights at (6:00 p.m.).