College Hockey News' Mike McMahon has more details around next season's Frozen Fenway event. Take it away, Mike.
Hearing that Frozen Fenway will be a 2-day event in January. Likely back-to-back Saturdays. The first Saturday is tentatively (1/2)— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) April 4, 2013
(2/2) Merrimack-Providence and BC-Notre Dame. 2nd Saturday likely to be Lowell-Northeastern and BU-Maine.— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) April 4, 2013
So eight of 11 Hockey East clubs will be playing in this very exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime event. UMass, New Hampshire and Vermont are like what are we, chopped liver? I'm honestly a little surprised UConn wasn't preemptively invited.
BC-Notre Dame and Maine-BU being the 2 late games. Other events, like HS games, are likely to be added to the mix. Some buying ice time.— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) April 4, 2013
All of that contingent on Fenway receiving permits from the city. Last I heard from a park official, that had not happened yet.— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) April 4, 2013
Anyone know anyone in the city's permit office? Call in a favor?
At the conclusion of next year's event, every current HEA team (including ND) will have had at least one game @ the park.— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) April 4, 2013
Yay! Just like little league! Here's a trophy for you. And a trophy for you. And a trophy for youuuuuu ...
I'd also expect some sort of TV for at least one, if not both weekends. NESN or perhaps even one of the league's other partners (NBC)— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) April 4, 2013
NESN? But what about the good people of South Bend, Indiana?
According to a Red Sox/Fenway source, they don't anticipate an issue with the permitting process based on no issues with previous events.— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) April 4, 2013
Everything you need to know about BC Interruption's stance on 2014 Frozen Fenway is here. Honestly I want to smash my head on my keyboard on repeat when thinking about how bad an idea this is. Individual Hockey East games count MORE in the standings next year with teams facing each other only two times a year. Why are we mortgaging our home ice advantage to play in an event that jumped the shark two years ago? So we can make Notre Dame feel included in their new conference home?
Fans are sick of these games. If you agree, please let Brad Bates know this event has to
For real. Can't UMass host Notre Dame at Fenway?