The Norwich University men’s ice hockey team will be returning to Fenway Park for the second time in three years as the Cadets will take on Babson College outdoors on Thursday, January 9th at 7:30pm, as a part of Citi Frozen Fenway 2014.
Norwich and Babson met previously at Fenway Park on Jan. 13, 2012 with the Cadets scoring a 4-1 win over the Beavers in front of over 7,250 fans, which was the largest crowd to ever witness a NU men’s hockey game. It was also the first-ever Division III men’s hockey game played at the iconic home field of the Boston Red Sox.
Current senior Shane Gorman (Trumbull, Conn.) scored a pair of goals, while current senior Parker Carroll (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 18 shots to lead Norwich to the victory.
Prior to that game, Norwich University last made an appearance at Fenway Park on Oct. 31, 1914 when the football team lost to Boston College 28-6.
Citi Frozen Fenway 2014 is the third installment of a two-week long outdoor hockey festival featuring numerous hockey games at a variety of different levels. The headline matchups include eight Division I Hockey East schools with two games each on Jan. 4 and 11. Merrimack and Providence will meet on Jan. 4 with Notre Dame taking on Boston College in the nightcap on the first Saturday. The following Saturday will feature UMass-Lowell playing Northeastern University and the Univ. of Maine taking on Boston University in the later matchup.
Norwich and Babson won’t be the only NCAA Division III game this year however, as Salem State will take on UMass-Boston on Tuesday, Jan. 7.