Reports: Fenway hockey sequel official on Friday
A sequel to 2010’s Hockey East games at Fenway Park will be officially announced at a press conference Friday, according to online reports yesterday.
The games, scheduled for Jan. 7, 2012, will pit Vermont against UMass and New Hampshire against Maine, according to USCHO.com, which cited unnamed sources.
This year’s event will not be associated with the NHL’s Winter Classic, like 2010’s “Frozen?Fenway” matchups between the BU and BC men and the UNH and Northeastern women. Nor, reportedly, will it be sponsored by Sun Life, which underwrote the original event.
The Terriers won the memorable men’s game in 2010, 3-2. The Eagles nearly overcame BU’s early 3-0 lead.
USCHO reported that the ice sheet will be used for festivities beyond the games, including a chance for city residents to once again skate at the famed ballpark.