ND Hockey enjoys outdoor experience

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Irish hockey fell to Michigan 4-2 last night in the "Let's Take this Outside" game at Notre Dame Stadium.

While the result wasn't what the Irish were hoping for, they said playing in the House that Rockne built was to die for.

23,422 fans were in attendance at Notre Dame Stadium to watch the Irish take the ice. That's the most fans to ever take in a Notre Dame hockey game.

For the players, it was unbelievable experience playing in front of so many fans.

"Even with the loss it was so much fun and an awesome experience," Irish defenseman Bobby Nardella said.

"I think that shows how are program has evolved over the years all the support we have from all of our fans is great," Irish forward Cam Morrison said. "The atmosphere was awesome tonight. It was definitely a hell of an experience playing in front of all those fans. "

"It was crazy," Irish defenseman Andrew Peeke said. "It was awesome. When we got that first goal, hearing the roar in the stadium kind of getting that momentum it was just that feeling of knowing what the football team feels like when they get a touchdown. It was pretty remarkable to be apart of that."

Notre Dame has a two game set against Minnesota this Friday and Saturday at Compton Ice Arena. Puck drop in both games is at 7 PM.