Lake Geneva in Wisconsin will play in the NHL’s first outdoor home game against Lake Michigan in the season opener, the NHL announced Thursday.
The game, to be played Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
CT, is part of the 2017-19 NHL season opener festivities.
The event will be the first time the two teams have played each other in the outdoor arena, which will serve as a permanent home for both teams.
Geneva has won six straight home games against Lake, including the first-ever outdoor game in the series against the Lions on Nov. 19, 2012, at Memorial Stadium in Detroit.
Lake has won five straight games at the venue since the Lions returned to Michigan Stadium in 2015.
The opening game will mark the first of three games between the two schools in 2017.
Lake will play host to the 2017 NCAA Frozen Four in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, Jan. 6, followed by a pair of road games at Buffalo Memorial Stadium on Feb. 7 and at Bridgestone Arena on Feb 10.
Geneville is 4-1-0 at Memorial stadium, which opened in 1960 and has hosted three NCAA Frozen Fours.