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The Shillelagh Tournament was a Division I men's college ice hockey tournament hosted annually during the NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's ice hockey program. It was first held during the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season as the successor to the Lightning College Hockey Classic.[1] After the Tampa Bay Lightning withdrew as tournament sponsor because of ownership changes, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's ice hockey program took control of the event, moving it to the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.[1]

Notre Dame won the inaugural Shillelagh Tournament, defeating the University of Minnesota Duluth 3–1 in the final game.[2] After three seasons, the tournament was shelved for a couple years, leading some fans to believe it had run its course. But Notre Dame finally renewed it as a Thanksgiving tournament in November 2013 (rather than a New Year's tournament as it had been prior), in which the Irish were upset in the championship game. This renewal also moved the tournament from Hoffman Estates to Notre Dame's own Compton Family Ice Arena. The tournament did not return for the 2017-18 season.

Results[]

Season Dates Winning team Runner-up Third place Fourth place Location Venue Reference
2016-17 November 25-26 Clarkson Notre Dame Yale Holy Cross South Bend, Indiana Compton Family Ice Arena
2015-16 November 27-28 Harvard Rensselaer Notre Dame Western Michigan South Bend, Indiana Compton Family Ice Arena
2014–15 November 28–29 Western Michigan Union Ohio State Notre Dame South Bend, Indiana Compton Family Ice Arena [3]
2013–14 November 29-30 Northeastern Notre Dame Western Michigan Alabama–Huntsville South Bend, Indiana Compton Family Ice Arena [4]
2010–11 January 1–2 Minnesota State Brown Notre Dame Boston University Hoffman Estates, Illinois Sears Centre [5]
2009–10 January 2–3 Notre Dame North Dakota Niagara Colgate Hoffman Estates, Illinois Sears Centre [6]
2008–09 January 2–3 Notre Dame Minnesota–Duluth Union Massachusetts–Lowell Hoffman Estates, Illinois Sears Centre [7]

References[]

General
Specific
  1. 1.0 1.1 "Preview: Shillelagh Tournament", USCHO.com, 2009-01-01. Retrieved on 2009-03-02. 
  2. McCarthy, Jack. "Notre Dame wins inaugural Shillelagh Tournament", Chicago Tribune, 2009-01-03. Retrieved on 2009-03-01. 
  3. http://ndsmcobserver.com/2014/12/irish-drop-two-finish-last-shillelagh-tournament/
  4. "Schedule/Results: Week of Nov. 29, 2013", College Hockey News, 2013-11-29. Retrieved on 2013-11-30. 
  5. "Schedule/Results: Week of Jan. 1, 2011", College Hockey News, 2011-01-01. Retrieved on 2011-03-25. 
  6. "Schedule/Results: Week of Jan. 2, 2010", College Hockey News, 2010-01-02. Retrieved on 2011-03-25. 
  7. "Irish win the Shillelagh Tournament title with 3–1 triumph over Minnesota Duluth", Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 2009-01-03. Retrieved on 2009-03-01. 

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