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March 18, 2007

Notre Dame, Ind. - The Notre Dame hockey team, fresh off its' CCHA Championship in Detroit, Mich., on Saturday night, will make the second NCAA appearance in the program's history this Friday, March 23. The Irish, the number one seed in the Grand Rapids, Mich., regional will face the fourth-seed, the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers in the 5:00 p.m. game at Van Andel Arena. The second game of the regional will feature Boston University against Michigan State at 8:35 p.m.

With a record of 31-6-3, the Irish are the number two overall seed in the 16-team tournament. They took the CCHA title on Saturday night with a 2-1 win over Michigan. The last time that Notre Dame made the tournament was in 2004, when the Irish were a fourth seed in Grand Rapids and lost a 5-2 decision to Minnesota.

Alabama-Huntsville (13-19-3) advanced to the tournament by winning the College Hockey America (CHA) tournament championship two weeks ago, coming back from a 4-0 deficit against Robert Morris to win the title game, 5-4, in overtime.

Boston University is the number two seed in the regional and has a 20-9-9 overall record. The Terriers lost to Boston College in the Hockey East semifinals. Michigan State is the three seed and was 22-13-5 on the year and lost to Michigan, 5-2, in the CCHA semifinals then defeated Lake Superior, 7-6 in overtime in the CCHA third-place game on Saturday.

The winners of the two games will meet on Saturday, March 24 at Van Andel Arena in the regional championship game with face off set for 8:30 p.m. All the games from the regional can be seen on ESPNU.

Tickets for Notre Dame's trip to the NCAA Regionals can be ordered starting Monday, March 19 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Joyce Center Ticket Office or through Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. Tickets are $65.00 for the three-game all-session ticket. The Van Andel Arena ticket office is (616) 456-3333.

Notre Dame fans can reserve their tickets and a spot on the bus trip to Grand Rapids for each day by calling the Notre Dame ticket office at (574) 631-7356.

 

 

Event Calendar

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October 1
5:05 PM
USNTDP
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 6
7:35 PM
Alabama-Huntsville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 7
7:05 PM
Alabama-Huntsville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 13
7:35 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 14
7:05 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 19
7:35 PM
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 20
7:35 PM
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 26
7:35 PM
Nebraska-Omaha
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 27
7:35 PM
Nebraska-Omaha
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 3
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, OH (Value City Arena)
November 4
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, OH (Value City Arena)
November 10
7:35 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 11
7:05 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 17
7:05 PM
RPI
Troy, NY (Houston Field House)
November 18
7:05 PM
RPI
Troy, NY (Houston Field House)
November 24
7:35 PM
Minnesota
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 25
7:05 PM
Minnesota
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
December 1
7:05 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, MI (Munn Ice Arena)
December 2
7:05 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, MI (Munn Ice Arena)
December 8
8:05 PM
Wisconsin
Madison, WI (LaBahn Arena)
December 9
8:05 PM
Wisconsin
Madison, WI (LaBahn Arena)
January 5
7:05 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Yost Ice Arena)
January 7
5:05 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 19
7:35 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 20
7:05 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 26
8:05 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
January 27
8:05 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
February 2
7:05 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 3
7:05 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 9
7:35 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 10
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 16
7:35 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 18
5:05 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Yost Ice Arena)
February 23
7:35 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 24
7:05 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
March 2
TBA
Big Ten Tournament First Round
Campus Sites
March 10
TBA
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals
Campus Sites
March 17
TBA
Big Ten Tournament Championship
Campus Sites
March 23
TBA
NCAA Regional
Regional Sites
April 5
TBA
NCAA Frozen Four
St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
April 7
TBA
NCAA Championship
St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)

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