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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
NO. 4 NOTRE DAME HOSTS DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION AND TOP-RANKED DENVER IN PAIR OF COLLEGE HOCKEY CLASHES THIS WEEKEND ON NBCSN
No. 4 Notre Dame vs. No. 1 Denver on NBCSN – Friday at 7 p.m. ET, Saturday at 6 p.m. ET – Rematch of Last Year’s National Semifinal
2017-18 Notre Dame Hockey on NBCSN Schedule Features Big Ten Powers Penn State, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 11, 2017 – NBC Sports presents a rematch of last year’s NCAA Division I men’s hockey national semifinal this weekend, when the No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the defending national champion and top-ranked Denver Pioneers on Friday at 7 p.m. ET and Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The Fighting Irish (2-0) are coming off a pair of victories against Alabama-Huntsville to open the 2017-18 season. Jake Evans registered two goals and an assist in Notre Dame’s 5-3 win in the season opener on Oct. 6, while Andrew Oglevie netted a pair of goals and Dylan St. Cyr made 34 saves in a 4-0 shutout victory on Oct. 7.
The Pioneers open their 2017-18 campaign this weekend in South Bend, and return 16 members from last year’s championship team that went 33-7-4. Denver returns its top three scorers from a season ago – Henrik Borgstrom, Troy Terry, and Dylan Gambrell – as well as Tanner Jaillet, who won the 2017 Mike Richter Award as the country’s best goalie.
Denver defeated Notre Dame by a score of 6-1 in last year’s national semifinal at United Center in Chicago, Ill.
Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and Anson Carter (analyst) will have the call of both games from the Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind.
As part of NBC Sports Group’s fifth season presenting Notre Dame hockey, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app will combine to deliver 19 Fighting Irish hockey home games during the 2017-18 season. Seven games will be televised on NBCSN and an additional 12 games will be streamed live via the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com.
NBCSN’s coverage will also feature matchups with Penn State on Saturday, November 11, at 7 p.m. ET; Minnesota on Friday, November 24, at 7:30 p.m. ET; Michigan on Sunday, January 7, at 3 p.m. ET; Wisconsin on Saturday, January 20; and Ohio State on Friday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Streaming coverage of the Notre Dame hockey season on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app includes matchups with Sacred Heart on Oct. 19-20; Nebraska Omaha on Oct. 26-27; Penn State on Nov. 10; Minnesota on Nov. 25; Wisconsin on Jan. 19; Ohio State on Feb. 10; and Michigan State on Feb. 23-24.
Below is NBC Sports Group’s full 2017-18 Notre Dame hockey schedule.
|Fri., October 13||Denver vs. Notre Dame||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., October 14||Denver vs. Notre Dame||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thur., October 19||Sacred Heart vs. Notre Dame||7:35 p.m.||Streaming*|
|Fri., October 20||Sacred Heart vs. Notre Dame||7:35 p.m.||Streaming*|
|Thur., October 26||Nebraska Omaha vs. Notre Dame||7:35 p.m.||Streaming*|
|Fri., October 27||Nebraska Omaha vs. Notre Dame||7:35 p.m.||Streaming*|
|Fri., November 10||Penn State vs. Notre Dame||7:35 p.m.||Streaming*|
|Sat., November 11||Penn State vs. Notre Dame||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., November 24||Minnesota vs. Notre Dame||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., November 25||Minnesota vs. Notre Dame||7:05 p.m.||Streaming*|
|Sun., January 7||Michigan vs. Notre Dame||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., January 19||Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame||7:35 p.m.||Streaming*|
|Sun., January 21||Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame^||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., February 9||Ohio State vs. Notre Dame||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., February 10||Ohio State vs. Notre Dame||7:05 p.m.||Streaming*|
|Fri., February 23||Michigan State vs. Notre Dame||7:35 p.m.||Streaming*|
|Sat., February 24||Michigan State vs. Notre Dame||7:05 p.m.||Streaming*|
*NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
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