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Dan Colleran | Notre Dame Athletics | November 14, 2017

Notre Dame, Wisconsin to play at United Center

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin hockey teams have agreed to play a pair of Big Ten games at the United Center in Chicago, beginning with this season’s game on Jan. 21, 2018. The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. CT and will air on NBCSN. The teams will also play one of Wisconsin’s home games at the United Center in 2018-19.

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"We're excited to be returning to the United Center," said head coach Jeff Jackson. "Providing our team with the chance to compete in an NHL building is always a great experience and one that can prepare us for future games. Continuing to build on our relationships with the Chicago Blackhawks and United Center, while also playing where so many of our great fans and alumni live, makes it an even more worthwhile trip."

For Notre Dame, it will mark a return to the site of the 2017 Frozen Four as the Irish used a strong second semester run to advance to the Frozen Four for the third time in program history (and the third time in the last 10 seasons).

“Bringing as many marquee hockey games to the United Center is something the Chicago Blackhawks are passionate about and that is emphasized by hosting the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin,” said John McDonough, Chicago Blackhawks President & CEO. “This series is meaningful not only to the local alumni and fans of the Fighting Irish and Badgers, but also hockey fans in Chicago who want to witness the future of the game.”

Presale tickets for the January 21, 2018 game will be available to University of Notre Dame and University of Wisconsin season ticket holders from 10 a.m. CST to 10 p.m. CST on Thursday, November 16.

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General admission tickets for the January 21, 2018 game are available starting at 10 a.m. CST on Friday, November 17 and can be purchased online at unitedcenter.com, in person at the United Center Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

Tickets for the match up in 2019 will go on sale next year.

The Irish and Badgers have played four neutral site games in their previous 64 meetings, including games at the Milwaukee Arena, the BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Allstate Arena (Rosemont, Illinois) and the E.J. Nutter Center (Dayton, Ohio).

This weekend, the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish close out their non-conference schedule with a two-game series at RPI on Nov. 17-18. Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET.

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