Ice Breaker Tournament Tickets
Ice Breaker Tournament Schedule
One of the most highly anticipated events in the entire college hockey season is the annual Ice Breaker Tournament. The tournament consists of four teams, typically including several of the best programs in the history of the sport, all of whom have a shot at making it all the way to the Frozen Four at the end of the season. Be prepared for some of the most bone-rattling hits as well as the fiercest competition on ice when the four schools collide for the annual Ice Breaker Tournament. College athletics offers up some of the best competition in the world of sports and the student athletes representing some of college hockey's premiere institutions make you immediately aware of this fact from the second they take the ice. If you are a college hockey fan, or even just a college sports fan, you owe it to yourself to check out the Ice Breaker Tournament in person.
Each winter the game takes place at a different venue and this season the popular tournament will be held at Cross Insurance Arena, in Portland, Maine which is the home of the American Hockey League's Portland Pirates. The games will be played on Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th. The intensity of this tournament and the rivalries between some of the teams who annually participate are simply too big to be relegated to e city every season, so it takes place year after year at some of the most revered hockey arenas in the world. Check out StubHub for tickets and information regarding the date and face off time for this year's Ice Breaker Tournament.
Ice Breaker Tournament Event Information
The Ice Breaker Tournament annually brings together four of the best teams in college hockey, all of whom represent a different conference, to go head to head for the tournament title. The tournament also represents an incredible chance to put the spotlight on college hockey as the season gets underway, making it the ideal place to be whether you are a die hard fan or are just looking for a great sporting event to attend. Recently, this event has been held at the Compton Family Ice Arena, the Mariucci Arena, and the year prior at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and this year it comes to the incredible Portland, Maine hockey arena of Cross Insurance Arena for another intense tournament sure to be packed with hard hitting action. There is nothing quite like being there in the middle of a hard-fought match up during the Ice Breaker Tournament, but you are definitely not going to figure that out sitting at home.
Hockey fans in general are some of the most passionate sports fans around, but nothing quite matches the fanaticism surrounding college hockey and the four teams chosen to participate have hockey fans who are some of the most dedicated and vociferous fans in the entire NCAA. On game day at Joe Lewis Arena, the fans file in and take their seats when the cheering and chanting begins. As the clock winds down closer and closer to the dropping of the puck the crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally both teams are ready for face off and the excitement really begins. Thunderous, bone-rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, powerful slapshots, and tremendous saves set the arena on fire for the following three periods of world class college hockey. By the time the final buzzer sounds your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and you will already be planning a return trip next year.
Ice Breaker Tournament History
The first Ice Breaker Tournament was held in 1997 and over the years the event has taken place at a slew of different venues, including the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, the Scottrade Center in St Louis, Missouri, and the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Previous programs that have hoisted the champion's trophy at the Ice Breaker Tournament include Boston University who have won the tournament three times, New Hampshire and Boston College who have each won it twice, and Michigan State, Colorado College, Denver, Nebraska-Omaha, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Vermont, North Dakota, and St. Cloud State who have all claimed one victory in the tournament. With a proud history and an incredibly bright future, the Ice Breaker Tournament is a hockey tournament that you certainly do not want to miss out on as many of the best teams in the country come together to battle it out for the tournament title.
College hockey continues to make a bigger and bigger impact on the NHL, in fact, in the 2013-2014 NHL season, there were 305 current NHL players who had played NCAA hockey. This was up from less than 230 only ten years ago. Clearly the place to go to catch the NHL stars of the future is a college hockey tournament like the Ice Breaker Tournament.
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