Irish Icers ready for unique weekend that ends with game at Soldier Field

With three weekends of action left in the CCHA, third-place Notre Dame faces off with first-place Miami for a two-game series. Just three points separates the two teams.

Of course, it's not your typical weekend slate with the games being played at different venues under different conditions.

Friday's game is traditional on the road at Miami set for a 7:30 faceoff.

Then the two teams will travel to Chicago for an outdoor extravaganza at Soldier Field Sunday at 1pm ET in the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic.

"It's going to be awesome," says Irish senior and Chicago native Sam Calabrese. "I grew up a huge Bears fan and always wanted to play football at Soldier Field and now playing hockey there is going to be quite the experience."

Notre Dame enters the weekend with a three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) and is 18-11-1 overall and 14-7-1-1 in the CCHA. The Irish are coming off a home sweep of Michigan, winning 7-4 and 6-4 on Feb. 8-9 at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Miami enters the series having won six of its last seven games and is 18-7-5 overall and 13-5-4-4 in conference play.

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