4 teams to play outdoors in Chicago

Published On: Jul 11 2012 09:59:11 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 11 2012 11:00:34 PM CDT

CHICAGO -- Notre Dame will play Miami of Ohio and Minnesota will meet Wisconsin in an outdoor college hockey doubleheader Feb. 17 at Soldier Field.

This will mark the third outdoor hockey game over the past eight years for the Badgers. Wisconsin has already participated in outdoor contests at Lambeau Field and Camp Randall Stadium.

The Hockey City Classic will be the first outdoor game in the modern era for three of the schools -- Miami, Minnesota and Notre Dame.

The meeting between Wisconsin and Minnesota will be the final regular season matchup between the two schools as members of the WCHA.

Chicago hosted the NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day in 2009 when the Chicago Blackhawks played the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field.