August 26, 2011

Hockey East doubleheader at Fenway Park Jan. 7

Matt DiGirolamo of UNH (photo: Dave Arnold Photography)

BOSTON -- The City of Boston, the Boston Red Sox, Hockey East and Fenway Sports Management on Friday announced the return of ice to Fenway Park for Frozen Fenway 2012, with a Hockey East doubleheader on Jan. 7, pending city approval.

The Hockey East games will feature Vermont against Massachusetts at 4 p.m. and New Hampshire against Maine at 7:30 p.m.

“Few experiences in my four decades in college hockey were as special as the first Frozen Fenway in 2010,” said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna (Arlington, Mass.). “It was a once in a lifetime experience for our four schools the first time around and I expect the same in 2012.

“Given that we will help launch Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary season, we are doubly grateful for this opportunity.” Said Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “On January 7, 2012 it only gets better. This is going to be a great Hockey Day in New England.”

Tickets for the hockey doubleheader go on sale Sept. 13 at noon and will be available at redsox.com/frozenfenway, by calling (877) RED-SOX9 or at the Fenway Park box office. Fans with disabilities may also call (877) RED-SOX9 to purchase accessible seating. The Red Sox’ TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644.

Students and alumni of the participating schools can also purchase tickets through their respective colleges and universities.

NESN will broadcast both games, making it a tripleheader that kicks off at 1 p.m. when the Bruins take on the Canucks for the first time since the Stanley Cup finals.