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Stamford, Conn – October 11, 2013 – NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame announced a three-year agreement to annually telecast 12 Notre Dame Hockey home games on NBCSN. In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra will live stream all 12 games telecast on NBCSN and eight additional Notre Dame Hockey home games.
from Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune,
Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville entered a media room Wednesday and sat in front of a Notre Dame backdrop, with an unmistakable verve and a smile curled beneath his insuperable mustache.
"I'm just going to say right off the bat: What a place," Quenneville said. "It's amazing."...
Having camp open at Notre Dame was the brainchild of Hawks general manager Stan Bowman, Class of 1995, and Notre Dame hockey personnel. Not a shift of training camp had been skated Wednesday, but Bowman left open the possibility of return trips.
"We're not going to rule anything out," Bowman said. "We talked about seeing how this goes. But there's a lot of excitement, I can tell you that, from our players' perspective. I've talked to some of them, and a few comments they made were, 'Normally I don't get that excited about the start of camp. But this year I'm actually pretty interested to see what it's all about.'
from Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette,
The city of Tampa, Fla., is scheduled to host the 2012 NCAA men’s hockey Frozen Four at the St. Pete Times Forum.
But the NCAA better rethink that in the wake of what the new ownership group of the Tampa Bay Lightning pulled on Notre Dame and the Lightning College Hockey Classic.
The NCAA should rescind Tampa’s right to host the Frozen Four after the Lightning told the Notre Dame just last Thursday that it wasn’t welcomed to have its tournament Jan. 2-3 in the St. Pete Times Forum….
Notre Dame coach Jeff Jackson didn’t mince words in criticizing the Lightning’s new ownership group, which is headed by Oren Koules and former NHL player Len Barrie.
“I am extremely disappointed in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s decision to not continue the tournament,” Jackson said in a statement. “We had a verbal agreement to continue this for two more years, and as hosts of the Frozen Four in 2012, I’m not sure it’s the best message to send to the college hockey community by cancelling the tournament at such a late date.”
from the South Bend Tribune,
“You don’t know how important the success of this team is to not just hockey in Indiana, but hockey in the United States,” Yzerman said to a crowd dotted with No. 19 Red Wings jerseys. “With the alumni base and fan base that Notre Dame has across the country, this team could bring a lot of exposure to the sport.”
Then he turned to Jackson and chuckled.
“Not to put any pressure on you, Coach, but it’s true,” said Yzerman. “It’s up to you to save hockey in the United States.”