Shillelagh Tournament Tickets
2014 Shillelagh Hockey Tournament
Bringing together four celebrated college hockey programs, the Shillelagh Hockey Tournament is one of the top college hockey tournaments that you're going to find anywhere, providing more than enough incentive to head out and get right into the heart of the action this time around. Compton Family Ice Arena is sure to be absolutely hopping once again this year as the Shillelagh Tournament gets underway looking to bring some top-tier hockey to the hockey fans of South Bend, Indiana. Come out and see all of the crisp passes, net-ripping goals and spectacular saves that will have you jumping out of your seat in no time as the Shillelagh Hockey Tournament heats up.
And that's because college hockey can be as good as it gets if you love this sport. Ohio State, Notre Dame, Union and Western Michigan all come with illustrious programs bursting with talented players who have gone on to star on the next level as well, which helps to keep fans absolutely glued to the action when they battle it out at an amazing event like the Shillelagh Tournament. As the big game gets rolling and the intensity gets raised to the maximum, the Shillelagh Tournament will speak for itself, which is why it's been a staple of the Notre Dame campus since its inception during the 2008-2009 season.
Shillelagh Tournament Event Info
The shillelagh, pronounced "shill-ay-lee," is a symbol of Notre Dame Irish pride that inspired the name for this exciting men's hockey tournament. Hosted by the University of Notre Dame, it was named in honor of the Fightin' Irish, and you can be that their spirit is always present on the rink during this exciting tourney. Though there was a brief period when it wasn't held, the Tournament was revived in 2013-2014 in a very big way and now looks like it's here to stay, giving you plenty of reasons to head out to Compton Family Ice Arena and see the action up close and personal as some of the best players in the country clash on the ice.
College Hockey Experience
College hockey has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, and you need to see these guys first-hand to truly appreciate them. These are some of the best amateur hockey players in the entire world, though that's something that you need to see for yourself to truly appreciate. With a mesmerizing tournament that is known for having all kinds of twists, turns and nail-biting moments, it simply doesn't get any better than this if college hockey is your thing. Once the game is still up for grabs with the clock ticking down late in the contest, the intensity and exhilaration you'll experience might even have you checking your calendar to see when you can do it all over again.
Shillelagh Tournament History
The 2009 Shillelagh Tournament ended up with Notre Dame winning the inaugural event, which led to them winning the following year as well. The shillelagh is much more than just a walking stick as it that is inextricably linked to the folklore of Ireland. Many folk tales involve the shillelagh, which doubles as a weapon, and was once used much in the same fashion as dueling pistols, to settle disputes in the olden days. But now it's mostly a symbol of Ireland's past, and the nostalgia is front and center whenever the Shillelagh Tournament heats up and some of the top players in college hockey are battling on the ice at the Compton Family Ice Arena. College hockey continues to have a reputation for being one of the most exhilarating sports in the world to see live, and the Shillelagh Tournament has a growing reputation that makes it more and more exciting from one year to the next.
Shillelagh Tournament Trivia
Did you know that the methods of shillelagh fighting have developed over millennia?
If you're looking for an old Irish symbol, it's hard to find something more iconic than the shillelagh. Historians believe that shillelagh fighting techniques have actually developed over thousands of years, and all types of different groups have used the shillelagh to honor Irish history. Not only has various military weaponry around the world been named in honor of the shillelagh but it's even made appearances in movies like "Gangs of New York" and others.
Shillelagh Tournament Fans
Compton Family Ice Arena is simply the place to be for big-time hockey, particularly when it's the Shillelagh Tournament that's about to get underway. This is a tournament that routinely brings together powerhouse programs for dazzling displays of college hockey, which is why it's known for creating a significant roar in the crowd for all of the crucial moments of a big matchup. Though we know it's the talent of the players that gets the fans into the stands at Compton Family Ice Arena, the intensity of the fans and the support for the programs that helps to elevate the entire experience, and it won't take you long to be exhilarated by college hockey played at the highest level.