The events include the first two outdoor college hockey games for Hockey East affiliated schools and two City of Boston community skating events. The sponsorship was announced by Fenway Sports Group and the Hockey East Association.
The college hockey doubleheader will include the first ever women's ice hockey matchup outdoors when the University of New Hampshire takes on Northeastern University. Later that night, the past two men's NCAA Division I Ice Hockey champions, Boston University and Boston College, will be featured in the first ever Hockey East men's ice hockey game outdoors, which will also be broadcast live on NESN (New England Sports Network). Sun Life also will be the presenting sponsor of the Hockey East Gala event on Jan. 7.--Tanya Irwin