Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Onward to Victory

As a girl who loves hockey, nothing makes me happier than being able to be at Notre Dame, and be able to sit and watch my beloved hockey team play. So when I was given the distinct honor to preview the Versus special "Onward to Victory: Notre Dame Hockey" ... I was like a kid on Christmas.

I've spent this evening watching the hour long special that will air on Versus on New Year's Eve, after the Notre Dame/Boston University hockey game, and I want to share this with you ... (set your TiVo boys and girls!) this is a program not to be missed.

It used to be, if you played in the NHL that you were asked ... "Oh, I didn't know that Notre Dame had hockey" (Dave Poulin). Overshadowed by a football program that is known to all, I am happy to say that the Notre Dame HOCKEY program has more than arrived. They are a program of excellence that is here to stay.

Hockey is such a great fit at Notre Dame. It is made of the same fiber. It's a tough, blue collar kind of sport that matches Notre Dame's roots.

With it's origin during Knute Rockne's time at Notre Dame, the boys of Notre Dame began playing hockey on St. Mary's Lake under the tutelage of Father Cunningham. Even a few of Knute's players tried their hand at hockey!

Now I don't want to give too much of this away, but if you love Notre Dame, and you love hockey ... this is definitely something you will not want to miss!

Cheer, cheer for Ole Notre Dame ... while her loyal sons go marching ONWARD TO VICTORY!

Want to watch the trailer, to get a little sneak peek as to what is in store for you on New Year's Eve? Well, here you go!

Notre Dame hockey fans and college hockey fans in general will want to have their televisions tuned to Versus cable network on Saturday, December 31 at 9:30 p.m. to watch "Onward To Victory -- Notre Dame Hockey," a one-hour feature that gives viewers a look at the Irish hockey program including retrospectives on its early days to its current status as one of the top college hockey programs in the nation.



  1. I don't have Tivo or a DVR, so I'll be watching this live when it airs! Thank you for seeing to it that this special is VERY much worth watching.

    If you're NOT the Biggest Fan Of The Big East, I don't know who is. You can win this Volvo contest. Have faith and believe in the power of #WeAreNotreDame.

    Great article as always!!!!

  2. Oh, I KNEW that ND had hockey. Then again, one of my best friends was on the team. Thanks for the reminder to tune in.

  3. Notre Dame and Hockey...best of both worlds!

  4. As a student from 1979 to 1983, I remember the free tickets! We cheered from our hearts for our hockey program to grow and become as awesome as football at Notre Dame. I watched tonight's retrospective with pride and excitement for the future of this sport. Thank you to the university leadership for capturing the moment and enhancing this opportunity for athletic achievement at Notre Dame. I love Notre Dame hockey!

  5. Besides Football & Fencing, the only sport where i attended the events, while on campus.