The Wisconsin men's hockey team has officially signed on to play rival Minnesota in an outdoor game at Soldier Field in Chicago on February 17, 2013. The Badgers and Gophers will be part of a doubleheader played that day, Miami of Ohio and Notre Dame will play in the second game.
It will be the third outdoor game in Wisconsin men's hockey program history, the Badgers previously played Ohio State at Lambeau Field in 2006 and against Michigan at Camp Randall in 2010.
Badgers coach Mike Eaves says: "One of those unique situations that will very much be a memory saver for all our kids involved. It's that time of year that becomes an emotional energizer for our kids. We have a long seson and by doing something special at that time of the year really energizes everyone in the program."