College hockey is right around the corner. With the puck set to drop on Notre Dame's season this Friday, NBC Sports announced that they will be airing eight pre-winter break Fighting Irish contests.
All eight games will take place at Compton Family Ice Arena on the campus of Notre Dame. The Irish play Wisconsin, Arizona State, Ohio State, and Michigan State, with two matchups against each school taking place on varying weekend nights.
Ties to the Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks have drafted several players from Notre Dame over the past few years. The most recent Fighting Irish player drafted by the Blackhawks is South Bend native, Landon Slaggert.
The Hawks drafted Slaggert with the 79th overall pick in the third round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, which took place in early October. Slaggert will make his collegiate debut when the Irish host Wisconsin this Friday.