2014 Ice Breaker Tournament
You know it's time for hockey when the Ice Breaker Tournament is on the calendar, as
this is one of the most closely watched college hockey tournaments in the nation and it's always bursting with talented young
players looking to make their mark. Marking the traditional start to the college hockey season, the annual Ice Breaker Tournament
celebrates its 18th season in 2014-2015, and you can bank on there being another tournament loaded with nail-biting moments
that will have you at the edge of your seat. Come out and see what all of the buzz is about and you'll find that Compton Family
Ice Arena in South Bend, Indiana (right on the Notre Dame campus) is one of the best places in the country for big-time hockey.
your favorite team happens to be playing in a major college tourney, you don't want to be left out in the cold, particularly
when it comes to this one. Gather your buddies up and head to the stands to watch all the action unravel before your eyes,
as college-level hockey presents some of the hottest stars of both today and tomorrow. The Ice Breaker Tournament is aptly
named when it comes to getting the season off to a good start, and it's not hard to figure out what all of the buzz is about
as this nationally known tournament gets underway once again this year.
Ice Breaker Tournament Info
Ice Breaker Tournament brings four of the country's top teams, representing different conferences, to go blade-to-blade for
the championship trophy. The tournament also offers a remarkable opportunity to illuminate college hockey as the season gets
started, making it the perfect place whether you're a hardcore fan or just looking for a great spectator sport. Recently,
this event has been held at the Mariucci Arena and before that at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, though now it
comes to the Notre Dame campus for another riveting tournament sure to be packed with bone-jarring action. There's nothing
quite like being there in the middle of an amazing matchup during the Ice Breaker Tournament, but you're definitely not going
to figure that out sitting at home.
College Hockey Experience
There is nothing better than seeing a big
hockey tournament played out on the ice. Hockey has been around for a long time, and fans just can't get enough of watching
favorites take the ice. There's nothing that compares to the atmosphere at a top-tier hockey game, where you're among other
fans who are all there to enjoy a great spectacle of sport. The Ice Breaker Tournament offers fans an authentic opportunity
to see players representative of different conferences battle it out on the ice. Put it all together and you'll end up with
an amazing hockey experience that you're definitely not going to be able to simulate from home no matter how hard you try.
Ice Breaker Tournament History
Since 1997, the event has taken place at a slew of different venues, including
the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin, the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the Scottrade Center in St Louis,
Missouri. Past trophy-holding champs of the Ice Breaker Tournament include Boston University (three times), New Hampshire
(two times), Boston College (two times), Colorado College, Michigan State, Denver, Minnesota, Nebraska-Omaha, Notre Dame,
North Dakota, Vermont and St. Cloud State. With a rich history and a very bright future, this is a hockey tournament that
you definitely don't want to miss out on as some of the top teams in the country come together to battle it out for supremacy.
Ice Breaker Tournament Trivia
Did you know that 2013 winners Minnesota has been to the Frozen Four more than
20 different times?
With one of the most prominent programs in the country, the Minnesota Golden Gophers tend to have
plenty of big wins each and every year, though they really brought it together with a great performance during the 2013 Ice
Breaker Tournament. Over the years, the Gophers have been in more than 20 Frozen Fours since the early 1950s, solidifying
them as one of the most dominant college hockey teams in the nation.
Ice Breaker Tournament Fans
hockey boasts some of the best amateur athletes on the planet on the ice at every single face-off, making it an unbelievable
experience for sports lovers all kinds. And even though there are plenty of ways to follow the action these days, you simply
can't get the same experience from home sitting on your couch hoping to get a glimpse of the heart-pounding excitement. These
guys simply need to be seen first-hand at some point, as you'll be treated to a game filled with unbelievable moments that
you won't soon forget as the best players in college hockey get together on the ice. At Compton Family Ice Arena in South
Bend, you'll have the perfect atmosphere sure to be loaded with great fans that know this sport from every angle, making it
a great backdrop for all of the crucial moments for the Ice Breaker Tournament this year.