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Terriers to reportedly play 2023-2024 series at Notre Dame

By Mark Fraenkel

The Boston University men’s hockey team will reportedly travel to South Bend, Indiana next season to play two games against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Less than a week after the Boston trip, Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson shared the news in an interview with the Boston Hockey Blog on Tuesday.

The news comes just days after the Fighting Irish came to Boston for games against BU and Boston College during the week of Thanksgiving.  

“It was an awesome weekend, you know, two great institutions,” Jackson said. “We’ll be playing both of them [BC and BU] again next year at our place.”

A representative for Notre Dame could not confirm dates for the future series. 

A source close to the BU program confirmed the news on Thursday evening.

Notre Dame plays BC every year in a rivalry nicknamed “The Holy War on Ice.” Since the Fighting Irish left Hockey East after the 2016-2017 campaign, games between BU and Notre Dame have become rarer. 

Jay Pandolfo’s team is set to play two premiere programs in the 2023-2024 season. BU previously announced that the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks would travel to Agganis Arena.

“We’ve had a good relationship with Boston University over the years so it was nice to be able to, you know, play to quality opponents through great buildings, great crowds,” Jackson said. “That made it very rewarding and just an overall good experience for the guys.” 

With BU’s win over Notre Dame last Wednesday, the Terriers hold a 7-7-2 record in games against the Fighting Irish. 

Note: This story has been updated to reflect that BU has confirmed the news.

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