The University of Maine men’s ice hockey team will play three games at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland next winter.

The Black Bears will play Boston College, Notre Dame and Brown University at CIA. Seth Woodcock, the associate director of athletic development at UMaine, said more details, including dates and ticket information, will be released on Friday.

“Typically we try to play a game in Portland every year,” said Woodcock. “Red (Gendron, UMaine’s head coach) does a great job with the schedule to bring quality opponents to Portland. And with the Pirates out, we saw an opportunity to bring great hockey to Portland.”

Boston College and Notre Dame, Hockey East opponents, will play back-to-back games, one in Portland and one in Orono.

“Being conference opponents, it’s a big deal for us to move those games from Alfond,” said Woodcock.

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