ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan ice hockey team will square off with Notre Dame in an outdoor game on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, as announced Monday afternoon (Oct. 29). The conference foes will meet four days following the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at the stadium, featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins on Jan. 1.


The contest will be the eighth outdoor game for Michigan hockey in the modern era. The Wolverines squared off with Michigan State in the “Cold War” on Oct. 6, 2001, at Spartan Stadium, for the first collegiate game in modern history to be played outdoors. U-M took part in the Camp Randall Hockey Classic on Feb. 6, 2010, in Madison, Wisconsin. The Maize and Blue then hosted MSU in “The Big Chill at the Big House” on Dec. 11, 2010, which set a record for hockey attendance with an official attendance of 104,173.


U-M also played in outdoor games at Progressive Field (Cleveland, Ohio) on Jan. 13, 2012, against Ohio State; Comerica Park (Detroit, Michigan) for two contests as part of the annual Great Lakes Invitational on Dec. 27-28, 2013; and Soldier Field (Chicago, Illinois) against Michigan State in the “Hockey City Classic” on Feb. 7, 2015. Overall, Michigan holds a 3-3-1 record in these outdoor games.


Tickets will go on sale at starting at 6 p.m. next Monday (Nov. 5). Fans who purchase 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic tickets at using the promo code NDHOCKEY will also have the opportunity to purchase Notre Dame-Michigan tickets before the public sale.


NBCSN will televise the Notre Dame-Michigan game at Notre Dame Stadium. Faceoff time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.