Arizona State will host the Desert Hockey Classic the weekend of Jan. 8, 2016, as Yale, Michigan Tech and Connecticut will travel to Arizona to compete in the four-team tournament.
The tournament will feature the first NCAA Division I hockey games in the state of Arizona since 1985, when Northern Arizona sponsored NCAA hockey.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to expand ASU’s first home NCAA Division I weekend into the Desert Hockey Classic with three prestigious Division I hockey schools,” ASU head coach Greg Powers said in a statement. “To expose Arizona hockey fans to the highest level of college hockey in one weekend is incredibly exciting. This will be a precursor to what Arizona hockey fans can see every home weekend at ASU leading into the future as we have some incredible, big-name opponents committed to traveling to Arizona State in both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.
“We are looking to make this the first of many very successful Desert Hockey Classics.”
Tournament matchups, game times, ticket information and venue information will be released in the coming weeks.