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Notre Dame Hockey To Host Michigan State At Allen County War Memorial Coliseum In Ft. Wayne, Ind., On Nov. 22

Sept. 4, 2009

Notre Dame, Ind. – The Notre Dame hockey team will take its show on the road this season when the Fighting Irish host a regular-season CCHA game versus the Michigan State Spartans at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, November 22. Game time is scheduled for 4:05 p.m.

Tickets for the meeting between these two CCHA rivals will go on sale to the public on Sat., Sept. 12 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be $14.00, $12.00 or $7.00, and will be available at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or at (800) 745-3000. The Notre Dame ticket office will have a limited quantity of tickets on sale for season ticket holders only. For information contact the Notre Dame ticket office at (574) 631-7356.

Notre Dame enters the 2009-10 season coming off of its second CCHA regular-season and postseason titles in 2008-09 when the Irish were 31-6-3 overall and 21-4-3-3 in league play. Coach Jeff Jackson’s team returns 15 monogram winners from last season, including eight of its 10 top scorers and a defense that includes All-American Ian Cole and fellow all-CCHA selection Kyle Lawson.

Michigan State is coming off a 10-23-5 campaign and finished the season tied for 10th in the CCHA with a 7-17-4-3 conference mark.

This marks the third time since the 2004-05 season that Notre Dame has played a regular-season CCHA “home” game at the Memorial Coliseum. On Feb. 18, 2005, the Irish faced Michigan in Ft. Wayne and dropped a 9-2 decision to the Wolverines. On Dec. 30, 2006, Notre Dame faced off against Northern Michigan and took a 4-3 decision over the Wildcats.

Notre Dame will also serve as hosts of the NCAA Midwest Regional on March 27-28, 2010 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Tickets for that event will go on sale in October.

Michigan State leads the all-time series with the Irish, as the Spartans are 59-34-9 all-time against Notre Dame. The Irish have won the last three meetings in the series, including a 3-1 win in the NCAA West Regional finals in March of 2008 at Colorado Springs, Colo.

Last season, Notre Dame swept the season series with the Spartans, winning 5-0 in South Bend and then 2-1 at Munn Arena in East Lansing, Mich., the following night.