Irish hockey wants to play with a sense of urgency for last 6 games

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - It is a big weekend for the Irish hockey team as Notre Dame starts a two game set with Wisconsin tomorrow night.

With only six regular season games remaining, the Irish are playing with a sense of urgency. That's because they want to secure home ice advantage for the playoffs.

All that is on their mind these next three weeks is to win at all costs.

"We have to win as many games in the Big 10 here to finish out the season as possible," Irish head hockey coach Jeff Jackson said. "It's probably a long shot to catch up to Ohio State in first place but it would be nice the first two rounds of the playoffs to be at home we just have to take it one game at a time."

The two game series with Wisconsin starts tomorrow night at Purcell Pavilion. Puck drop for Friday's game is at 7 PM.