Bowling Green and Robert Morris to play outdoors in Toledo in January 2015

An artist’s rendering shows how Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio, will look for next season’s outdoor hockey games.

Robert Morris and Bowling Green will play an outdoor game in Toledo, Ohio, on Jan. 3, 2015.

The game, which will be just the second NCAA Division I outdoor game in the state, is slated to be part of the ECHL Toledo Walleye’s Winterfest at Fifth Third Field.

“We are very excited to be a part of Winterfest,” said BGSU coach Chris Bergeron in a statement. “We have not had a chance to participate in an outdoor event, so for us to be able to be a part of this, and to remain close to home by playing in Toledo, is a great opportunity. We have worked with the Toledo Walleye staff in the past and we know this will be a first-rate event.”

“We are very excited to play in this special event,” added Colonials’ coach Derek Schooley. “This will be a game that will take our student-athletes back to their childhood days and a game they will remember for the rest of their lives. We are looking forward to continuing our series with Bowling Green in another first-class event and we are very thankful to the Toledo Walleye for including us in their Winterfest.”

Bowling Green and Robert Morris played earlier this season, with the Falcons getting the win Dec. 28 during the Three Rivers Classic at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center.