Boston College Hockey has announced that the team will play in Vegas over winter break next year, joining Arizona State, Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech in the Inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational. The tournament will be held at at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Jan. 5 and 6 in 2018. Information about the tournament can be found at www.icevegasinvitational.com.
T-Mobile Arena is the future home of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL’s newest team. The Golden Knights are managed by George McPhee, father of BC hockey freshman, Graham McPhee. The elder McPhee played for Coach York at Bowling Green.
The Eagles have struggled in recent winter break tournaments, partially because they tend to lose a number of players to the World Junior Championships. Luckily for BC, the 2018 WJC runs from Dec 26, 2017 – Jan 5, 2018, so any players invited could be back by game 1 of the Vegas tournament and would almost certainly be able to rejoin the team for game 2.