ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 07: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish react to their loss to the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs during semifinals of the 2011 NCAA Men's Frozen Four on April 7, 2011 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 4-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
"The Hockey East Association and the University of Notre Dame will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday, October 5 at 2:30pm (EDT) on the campus of Notre Dame at the Compton Family Ice Arena.
Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna, along with Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, Boston University athletic director Mike Lynch and Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson will participate in the press conference."
Mike Lynch will be there? Could we have sent a representative from any other HEA member school? WTF?
Let us know your thoughts on the press conference and the addition of the Irish to Hockey East, including:
-- Who should the conference add as program #12?
-- Whether the #1 ranked Irish will live up to their preseason billing, or whether they'll flop in spectacular fashion just like Irish football's annual fall from the rankings / BCS National Championship game contention.
-- How much fun it'll be to watch the Irish christen its new arena with a home loss to Boston College.