December 20, 1971 - ND's first hockey game in MSG

Hockey at Madison Square GardenNotre Dame has played many basketball games in Madison Square Garden but have played relatively few hockey games in the Garden. As part of the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Holiday Hockey Festival, Notre Dame would play its first hockey game there. The tournament was made up of four teams; Boston College, Brown, Notre Dame, St. Lawrence; and the two winners of today's games would face off tomorrow for the tournament championship.

Facing a familiar foe, Notre Dame was paired up with Boston College to open the tournament. Two days prior, the schools faced off in Chicago Stadium with Notre Dame winning 14-3. In the rematch the Irish would be victorious once again, winning 7-4. Tomorrow, Notre dame would play the winner of Brown-St. Lawrence for the tournament championship.

Keywords: hockey, boston college, madison square garden, ecac tournament, st lawrence, brown, chicago stadium, holiday hockey festival, msg

Posted On: 2011-12-20 03:15:00 by IrishTrpt07


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