The Notre Dame Fighting Irish open college hockey season against the Maine at 6:05 CT in Kansas City, Mo. The game will be televised on the NBC Sports Network. Army plays Nebraska-Omaha in the other game at 9:05 p.m. and the championship game will be at 6:05 p.m. Saturday.
Notre Dame comes into the season off a 19-18-3 record last season. Maine was 23-14-3. Notre Dame is led by centers T.J. Tynan and Anders Lee, who were both named to the CCHA preseason all-conference team. Lee, a junior and the team captain, led Notre Dame with 17 goals and had 17 assists last season. He was second on the team with 34 points.
Tynan, also a junior, had nine goals and 20 assists last season. Maine is led by Joey Diamond, who had 25 goals and 22 assists last season. Maine lost its season opener 2-1 to Quinnipiac last week.
Maine has won three of four meetings with Notre Dame in their history. See the full schedule of Friday's college hockey action here.