Ice Breaker headed to Notre Dame in 2014, Maine in 2015

College Hockey Inc. will stage the season-opening Ice Breaker Tournament at Notre Dame in 2014 and in Portland, Maine, in 2015.

The organization announced those locations on Tuesday, when it also unveiled that the 2014 field would include the host Fighting Irish, Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth and Rensselaer.

Maine will host the 2015 event at the Cumberland County Civic Center with three teams to be determined.

This season’s Ice Breaker will be played at Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena and will include the host Golden Gophers, Clarkson, Mercyhurst and New Hampshire.

College Hockey Inc., which manages the Ice Breaker on behalf of the Hockey Commissioners Association, took the tournament to neutral sites in 2010 (St. Louis) and 2012 (Kansas City). The other 14 previous events have been hosted by a school.