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Frozen Four Send-Off Slated For Tuesday

April 2, 2017

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By Dan Colleran

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Frozen Four send-off for the University of Notre Dame hockey team will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 outside the Compton Family Ice Arena.

Fans and students can wish the Irish luck as they depart campus to head to Chicago for the 2017 Frozen Four. Fans are encouraged to begin lining up outside the front entrance to the Compton Family Ice Arena at 5:30 p.m.

The No. 4 seeded Irish will meet No. 1 seed (and first overall seed) Denver at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday night (April 6) in the second NCAA semifinal game at the United Center.

Notre Dame advanced to the 2017 NCAA Frozen Four by defeating UMass Lowell in overtime, 3-2, on March 26 at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire in the 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional Final. Sophomore forward Andrew Oglevie, who is in the midst of a breakout offensive season for the Irish, provided the overtime heroics with his 21st goal of the season, scored at 2:44 of the first overtime.

At the 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional, the Irish erased deficits against both No. 1 seed Minnesota and No. 2 seed UMass Lowell to post back-to-back 3-2 victories. In 2017's 12 regional semifinal and regional final games, Notre Dame was the only team to trail in the second period or later and post a win.

Anders Bjork scored a pair of goals against the Gophers, including the game winner, and then had the primary assist on all three goals in the NCAA Regional Final win over the River Hawks. A Top Ten finalist for the Hobey Baker award, he was voted the NCAA East Regional's Most Outstanding Player and was also named to the All-Tournament Team.


Select Company

  • Notre Dame will be playing in the Frozen Four for the third time in the last 10 years.
  • The only other schools that can make that claim are North Dakota (5) and Boston College (5).

Of Note

  • The Irish have now reached the Frozen Four three times in school history (2008, 2011 and 2017), all under head coach Jeff Jackson.
  • Junior goaltender Cal Petersen has started 89 consecutive games in the Irish net dating back to a 5-1 win over Maine on Feb. 7, 2015. It is the fourth-longest streak in NCAA history (men's DI).
  • Notre Dame is out-scoring opponents 52-28 (+24) in third periods this season. The 52 third-period goals are tied for the fourth-most in the country.
  • Anders Bjork has seven points in three career NCAA Championship games on three goals and four assists. He was named the 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional's Most Outstanding Player.
  • Notre Dame is playing in the NCAA Championship for the second consecutive season, the fourth time in the last five years and the ninth time in program history.
  • It marks the eighth NCAA Championship appearance by the Irish under head coach Jeff Jackson.

-- ND --


Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men's hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College ('06 & '08G).


 

 

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
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Big Ten Tournament First Round
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March 10
TBA
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals
Campus Sites
March 17
TBA
Big Ten Tournament Championship
Campus Sites
March 23
TBA
NCAA Regional
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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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