BOSTON, Mass. - The UConn men's ice hockey team will face Maine as part of Frozen Fenway 2017, a two-week series of hockey and ice skating events taking place at Fenway Park from January 4-16, 2017, as announced Wednesday by The City of Boston, Hockey East and Fenway Sports Management (FSM). The Huskies will be part of a doubleheader on Saturday, January 14th when they take on the Black Bears prior to New Hampshire and Northeastern taking the ice in the night cap.
Frozen Fenway will feature two marquee Hockey East men's college hockey doubleheaders, along with additional college and high school hockey games and a free public skating day for City of Boston residents.
"Outdoor hockey is quickly becoming a staple on Boston's winter sports calendar and we look forward to joining with Hockey East and the City of Boston to build on that tradition by bringing some of the most accomplished and talented collegiate teams in the country to compete on the ice at Fenway Park," said Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy.
The two Hockey East doubleheaders featuring eight of the premier college hockey programs in New England are scheduled to take place on January 7 and 14. Game times to be announced at a later date:
Saturday, January 7, 2017:
* Boston University vs. University of Massachusetts
* Boston College vs. Providence College
Saturday, January 14, 2017:
* University of Maine vs. University of Connecticut
* University of New Hampshire vs. Northeastern University
"Hockey East and our schools could not be more excited to take the ice once again at Fenway Park," said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. "Once Frozen Fenway 2017 is complete all twelve Hockey East schools will have played an outdoor game at Fenway Park, creating once-in-a-lifetime memories for the players, students, alumni and fans."
Along with the hockey games, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston will host a free public skate for residents to experience Frozen Fenway on Monday, January 16, 2017. Additional details will be made available to the public in the coming months.
Ticket information, along with additional Frozen Fenway games and events will be announced in the coming months. Visit RedSox.com for additional Frozen Fenway schedule updates.