The U.S. National Under-18 Team will square off with Adrian College during Winterfest 2014 in Toledo, Ohio. On December 31, the two teams will play at Fifth Third Field, which will be converted from a baseball field into an outdoor hockey rink. The contest will mark the first outdoor game played by any team from the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.
“Everyone at the NTDP is excited for our first-ever outdoor game and the continuation of our friendly rivalry with Adrian College,” said Scott Monaghan, senior director of operations for the NTDP. “USA Hockey is grateful for everyone involved in Winterfest and look forward to a wonderful experience for our players.”
Winterfest 2014, a 10-day community-wide outdoor celebration, will take place December 26, 2014–January 4, 2015.