Springfield, Illinois – The University of Notre Dame and NBC have announced that this weekend’s games between the Fighting Irish and the U.S. Air Force Academy will be broadcast on national television.
The season opener on Friday, October 11th will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network. The puck will drop at 7:05 pm ET at the Compton Family Arena. Check your local listing to find times and channels to watch the game. Tony Simeone will call play-by-play while former NHL winger Anson Carter will be the analyst.
The series finale will be on Sunday, October 13th and will be televised live on the NHL Network with the opening faceoff scheduled for 3:05 pm ET. In addition to the NHL Network, the game will also air on NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Philadelphia, and SNY. Check your local listing to find times and channels. Both games will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
The games will give Jr. Blues fans a chance to watch alumni Trevor Stone and Brady Tomlak in action as they both currently play for the Air Force Falcons. Stone and Tomlak are both entering their senior season at AF and were each named Assistant Captain just two weeks ago.
Stone, who is from Pleasant Plains, IL, holds the Jr. Blues record for all-time games played with 197 appearances between 2012 and 2016. He finished his NAHL career with 33 goals and 65 assists. Tomlak, an Oakland, MI native, spent two seasons in Springfield for the Jr. Blues compiling 30 goals and 41 assists in 118 games.