Fans mingle and admire the new facility as they get their first look during the open house event for season ticket holders at the new Compton Family Ice Arena at Notre Dame on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN) (July 27, 2012)

University of Notre Dame hockey coach Jeff Jackson announced the 2012-13 Notre Dame hockey schedule. The 37-game schedule opens on Sunday, Oct. 7 with a preseason contest versus the U.S. National Under-18 Team that opens the 19-game home schedule at the Compton Family Ice Arena.

The 2012-13 schedule features six possible games versus teams from the WCHA (Nebraska-Omaha - possible opponent at Ice Breaker Tournament, two with Minnesota-Duluth and North Dakota and one with Minnesota), two with Hockey East teams (one each with Boston College and Maine) and one potential game with Army from Atlantic Hockey.  The Irish will have just one exhibition game with the opening game versus the U.S. National Team Development Under-18 team.

GAME TIMES: Weeknight (Thur.-Fri.) games will start at 7:35 p.m. with Saturday games set for 7:05 p.m.  Notre Dame’s two Sunday games will have a 5:05 p.m. start time. The Sat., Nov. 24 game versus North Dakota also will drop the puck at 5:05 p.m. All times are subject to change when television announces its schedule.

TICKETS: Season tickets are currently on sale now for the 2012-13 season. Tickets can be purchased by calling 574-631-7356 or logging onto They can also be purchased in person at The Murnane Family Ticket Office from 8:30 to 5 p.m. daily.


2012-13 Notre Dame Hockey Schedule 


07  Sun.     USA Under-18 Team (exhibition) ... 5:05 p.m.

12-13 at Ice Breaker Tournament - Sprint Center - Kansas City, Mo.

12  Fri.       vs. Maine ... 6:00 p.m. (CT)

13  Sat.      vs. Army or Nebraska-Omaha ... 3:30/6:30 p.m. (CT)

18  Thur.     Minnesota-Duluth ... 7:35 p.m. 

19  Fri.        Minnesota-Duluth ...7:35 p.m.

26  Fri.       at Northern Michigan ... *7:35 p.m.

27 Sat.       at Northern Michigan ...*7:35 p.m.



02  Fri.      Western Michigan ... *7:35 p.m.

04  Sun.    Western Michigan ... *5:05 p.m.

09   Fri.    at Boston College ... 7 p.m.