• NHL Turns Irish on New Year's Day

    8 days ago - By SportsTravel

    On New Year's Day sports fans in South Bend, Indiana, generally settle into their recliners for a full schedule of football bowl games. This year, they'll have an alternative: professional ice hockey, played outdoors.
    The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will face off in the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 1 at Notre Dame Stadium. The game will pit teams from “two cities with rich Irish traditions and heritage, at the home of the Fighting Irish,” said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. “It was a perfect fit.”
    And that perfect fit means as many as 80,000 hockey fans will...
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