Notre Dame Athletics | October 7, 2020
The Big Ten Conference office announced today (Oct. 6) that the 2020-21 hockey season will begin as soon as November 13, 2020, and will feature 24-game conference schedules, plus an additional four games per school against Arizona State University hosted at Big Ten venues. The 2020-21 schedule will conclude March 18-20, 2021, with the Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament.
“The 2020-21 hockey season builds on the rich traditions of Big Ten Hockey and brings new competitive opportunities to the Conference with the Arizona State University scheduling agreement,” said Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren. “As our teams return to competition, we will continue to keep the health and safety of our student-athletes at the forefront of our decisions.”
“We’re excited Big Ten hockey will be back as early as mid-November,” Notre Dame Head Coach Jeff Jackson said. “While following our University and athletic department’s health and safety protocols, we’ve been training and preparing for the upcoming season and today’s announcement will add to our energy and focus levels as we continue to develop our identity ahead of the 2020-21 season. We want to thank Commissioner Warren and the league’s head coaches and administrators for helping us find a safe way to return.”
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