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Michigan hockey to play Notre Dame Jan. 5 outdoors at Notre Dame Stadium

Last year’s Frozen Four participants face-off in front of Touchdown Jesus days after the NHL’s Winter Classic.

NCAA Hockey: Frozen Four-Michigan vs Notre Dame Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan and Notre Dame hockey will face off in front of Touchdown Jesus this season.

The Wolverines and Irish will meet at Notre Dame Stadium on Jan. 5, announced Monday on Michigan Hockey’s twitter.

The game will be held four days after the NHL Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, also outdoors in South Bend.

This will be the eighth outdoor game for Michigan hockey in the modern era, beginning with the “Cold War” against Michigan State in 2001 at Spartan Stadium.

The last time the Wolverines played outside was against the Spartans at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Feb. 7, 2015. The Wolverines are 3-3-1 all-time in outdoor games.

Michigan and Notre Dame met in the Frozen Four last season, with the Irish scoring with 5.2 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory.

Jeff Jackson’s Irish are off to a 3-2-1 start and are ranked No. 5 in the latest U.S. College Hockey Online poll. Mel Pearson’s No. 12 Wolverines swept St. Lawrence last weekend to improve to 3-2.

The game will start at 3:30 p.m. and it will be televised by NBCSN. Tickets will go on sale at und.com/buytickets starting at 6 p.m.