The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t about to break with tradition.
On Monday, the club announced it would hold training camp for a third consecutive year at the University of Notre Dame — and for the second time as Stanley Cup champions.
In 2013, Chicago conducted its first camp in South Bend just months after defeating Boston in the Cup Final. Last year, the ‘Hawks returned after losing to Los Angeles in the Western Conference final and, this fall, will head back on the heels of their third championship in six years, having knocked off the Tampa Bay Lightning in mid-June.
All Blackhawks practices will be held at Compton Family Ice Arena, beginning on Friday, Sept. 18, and running through Sunday, Sept. 20. The team will return to Chicago for its annual Training Camp Festival on Monday, Sept. 21.
Compton Family Ice, a $50 millionarena opened on Notre Dame’s campus in 2011, features a pair of rinks with a capacity of 5,000.