Three additional college hockey games have been added to the schedule for Frozen Fenway that will take place at Boston's iconic ballpark this winter.
It was announced today that Bentley will faceoff against Holy Cross on Saturday, December 28 at 6:30 p.m. The two Atlantic Hockey Association foes will both be playing at Fenway Park for the first time. With Atlantic Hockey getting its first taste of Fenway ice, the Division III MASCAC will also be joining in on the action.
Salem State and UMass-Boston will square off in a Division III contest on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4 p.m. Salem State is coached by former Boston University star Bill O'Neill.
Norwich and Babson will renew acquaintances at Fenway Park on January 9 at 7:30 p.m. The two teams have become bitter rivals in the ECAC East. Babson pulled off a huge upset in the ECAC East Championship game at Norwich last season before the Cadets turned the table on the Beavers in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The two teams met at Fenway two seasons ago with Mike McShane's Cadets finishing on the right side of a 4-1 score.
For Hockey East and Division I fans, the two coaches of Norwich and Babson should sound familiar. McShane is a 1971 graduate of the University of New Hampshire and was the head coach at Providence from 1985-1994. He also spent time as an assistant at Dartmouth and a head coach at St. Lawrence. Rice, a 1990 graduate of Babson, spent time as an assistant coach at Dartmouth, Brown and Northeastern.
It had previously been announced that four games involving Hockey East teams would be played over the first two Saturdays in January. Merrimack will play Providence at 4 p.m. followed by Notre Dame and Boston College at 7:30 p.m. on January 4.
UMass-Lowell and Northeastern will renew acquaintances the following Saturday at 4 p.m. followed by Boston University and Maine.
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