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Notre Dame and Hockey East: A Brief and Tragic Love Story in GIFs

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It's only tragic because it happened.

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Once upon a time Notre Dame founded their men's hockey team. At first, they played as an independent team.

Over the next years, they played in a few different leagues.

In 2004, Notre Dame made it to their first NCAA Tournament.

The next season, they won five games.

In 2011, Notre Dame announced that they were going to join Hockey East in 2013, upon the folding of the CCHA.

Notre Dame was ready to embrace the other Hockey East schools. The other Hockey East schools were not ready to embrace Notre Dame.

Hockey East would no longer be a bus league.

The fans of other Hockey East teams felt like this:

Notre Dame was sure that they would be able to compete in Hockey East. In 2014 they made it to the Hockey East Tournament Semifinals. In 2015 and 2016 they didn't even make it to TD Garden. So they felt like this:

There were lots of rumors over their 3 season in Hockey East that Notre Dame was going to leave.

Finally they decided that they'd play one more season in Hockey East and then move to the Big Ten in 2017. This was us when we heard the news:

Those in charge of Hockey East were like:

And we were like "No it didn't."

And now we're all sassing Notre Dame because they didn't belong in Hockey East.

And some Notre Dame fans expect other Hockey East fans to be sad that Notre Dame is leaving.

But we're not.

We still want to play you Notre Dame! You just didn't make sense for Hockey East.

Now we just have to worry about what is going to happen next. PLEASE DON'T REPLACE NOTRE DAME WITH ANOTHER TERRIBLE CHOICE TEAM.