Michigan hockey is taking it outside once again this season.
On Jan. 5, the Wolverines will play Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at Notre Dame Stadium, one of the most popular college football arenas in the country.
The game will come four days after one of the NHL’s annual marquee events, the Winter Classic, at the same site as the Chicago Blackhawks “host” the Boston Bruins on New Year’s Day.
This marks the eighth time U-M will play outdoors in recent years. Along with the game at MSU’s Spartan Stadium in 2001, the Wolverines have played at Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium in 2010, a game against Michigan State at the Big House in 2010, a game against Ohio State at Progressive Field in Cleveland, twice at Comerica Park in 2013 and at Soldier Field in Chicago, also against MSU, in 2015.
Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 through Notre Dame’s athletic department website. Tickets will also be available through the NHL, using the promo code NDHOCKEY with a chance to purchase these tickets before they’re available to the public.
The game will be shown on NBC Sports Network.
The Wolverines (3-2) have won two straight. They are coming off an NCAA tournament appearance that resulted in a loss in the Frozen Four to … Notre Dame.