Despite Tommy DiPauli’s attempts to tie him up, Johnny Gaudreau scores. (Photo credit: Matthew J. Lee/Boston Globe)
The latest installment of one of college hockey’s most exciting rivalries, Boston College vs Notre Dame, also known as “Holy War on Ice”, was played last night at an unusual venue. The Eagles and the Fighting Irish battled in below-freezing temperatures at legendary Fenway Park.
The No. 14-ranked Irish, whose roster features Caps prospects Thomas DiPauli and Austin Wuthrich, fell to the No. 2-ranked Eagles, led by star forward John “Johnny Hockey” Gaudreau, 4-3.
The Eagles and the Irish, who will play in the same conference beginning this year, faced each other as part of an annual Frozen Fenway showcase of college and high-school hockey first played in 2010– just a few days after the Bruins and the Flyers played in a Winter Classic game at the arena.
With the win, BC now has a record of 18 wins, 13 losses, and 2 ties against ND.
This year’s Frozen Fenway also features Bentley University, College of the Holy Cross, Merrimack College, Providence College, University of Maine, Boston University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Northeastern University.
Photo credit: BC Alumni Facebook page