NCAA outdoor games in the modern era


The modern era of outdoor hockey games began at the NCAA level with the 2001 “Cold War” between Michigan and Michigan State, held at Spartan Stadium before a then-record crowd of 74,544.

Since then, dozens of NCAA Division I men’s teams have played outdoor games at venues from Coors Field in Denver to Fenway Park in Boston.

No. Date Game Site Attendance Result
1 Oct. 6, 2001 Michigan at Michigan State Spartan Stadium 74,544 Tie, 3-3 OT
2 Feb. 13, 2006 Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Lambeau Field 40,890 Wisconsin, 4-2
3 Jan. 8, 2010 Boston College vs. Boston University Fenway Park 38,472 BU, 3-2
4 Feb. 6, 2010 Michigan at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium 55,031 Wisconsin, 3-2
5 Dec. 11, 2010 Michigan State at Michigan Michigan Stadium 113,411 Michigan, 5-0
6 Feb. 13, 2011 Sacred Heart vs. Connecticut Rentschler Field 1,911 UConn, 3-1
7 Feb. 19, 2011 AIC vs. Army Rentschler Field 1,142 Army, 4-1
8 Jan. 7, 2012 Massachusetts vs. Vermont Fenway Park 38,456 UMass, 3-2 OT
9 Jan. 7, 2012 Maine vs. New Hampshire Fenway Park 38,456 Maine, 5-4 OT
10 Jan. 13, 2012 Union vs. Harvard Fenway Park 8,981 Union, 2-0
11 Jan. 14, 2012 Boston College vs. Northeastern Fenway Park 29,601 BC, 2-1
12 Jan. 15, 2012 Michigan vs. Ohio State Progressive Field 25,864 Michigan, 4-1
13 Feb. 9, 2013 North Dakota vs. Omaha TD Ameritrade Park 13,650 N. Dakota, 5-2
14 Feb. 17, 2013 Miami vs. Notre Dame Soldier Field 52,051 N. Dame, 2-1
15 Feb. 17, 2013 Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Soldier Field 52,051 Wisconsin, 3-2
16 Dec. 27, 2013 Michigan State vs. Michigan Tech (GLI) Comerica Park 25,449 Tie, 2-2 OT (MTU wins shootout)
17 Dec. 27, 2013 Michigan vs. Western Michigan (GLI) Comerica Park 25,449 WMU, 3-2 OT
18 Dec. 28, 2013 Michigan vs. Michigan State (GLI) Comerica Park 26,052 MSU, 3-0
19 Dec. 28, 2013 Michigan Tech vs. Western Michigan (GLI) Comerica Park 26,052 WMU, 1-0 OT
20 Dec. 28, 2013 Bentley vs. Holy Cross Fenway Park 3,898 Bentley, 3-2
21 Jan. 4, 2014 Providence vs. Merrimack Fenway Park 31,569 Tie, 1-1 OT
22 Jan. 4, 2014 Notre Dame vs. Boston College Fenway Park 31,569 BC, 4-3
23 Jan. 11, 2014 UMass Lowell vs. Northeastern Fenway Park 25,580 NU, 4-1
24 Jan. 11, 2014 Maine vs. Boston University Fenway Park 25,580 Maine, 7-3
25 Jan. 17, 2014 Ohio State at Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium 45,021 Minnesota, 1-0
26 Jan. 3, 2015 Bowling Green vs. Robert Morris Fifth Third Field 3,806 Tie, 2-2 OT
27 Feb. 7, 2015 Miami vs. Western Michigan Soldier Field 22,751 Miami, 4-3
28 Feb. 7, 2015 Michigan vs. Michigan State Soldier Field 22,751 Michigan, 4-1
29 Feb. 20, 2016 Denver vs. Colorado College Coors Field 35,144 Denver, 4-1
30 Jan. 5, 2017 Army vs. Bentley Fenway Park 3,348 Bentley, 3-1
31 Jan. 7, 2017 Boston College vs. Providence Fenway Park 19,547 BC, 3-1
32 Jan. 7, 2017 Boston University vs. Massachusetts Fenway Park 19,547 BU, 5-3
33 Jan. 14, 2017 Connecticut vs. Maine Fenway Park 16,432 Maine, 4-0
34 Jan. 14, 2017 New Hampshire vs. Northeastern Fenway Park 16,432 Tie, 2-2 OT
35 Jan. 5, 2019 Michigan at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium 23,422 Michigan, 4-2
36 Jan. 18, 2019 Bemidji State vs. Michigan Tech Lake Bemidji