The National Hockey League officially announced on Saturday afternoon that the Chicago Blackhawks will host the Boston Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium for the 2019 Winter Classic.

This game will mark the fourth Winter Classic appearance for the Blackhawks and their sixth overall outdoor game when you count the Stadium Series games in 2014 and 2016.  This will be the third Winter Classic game for the Bruins.

The game had been rumored for quite some time as the Blackhawks and the University of Notre Dame had been partnering for the past few years.  The Blackhawks have spent part of their training camp on campus in 2014, 2015 and again past summer.

The Blackhawks took some footage of players like Patrick Kane, Connor Murphy, Brandon Saad, Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews tossing the pigskin around the historic stadium as if they knew they’d be playing hockey there in just over a year!

Are you excited for another Winter Classic with the Blackhawks?

Source: Chicago Blackhawks
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