The University of Maine and Notre Dame play a weekend set in the first Hockey East meeting between the two programs.The Irish are playing their first season in the conference and have a record of 4-8-1. The Bears and Irish have met five times over the years with Notre Dame winning four of those games.

Devin Shore leads the Bears offense heading into the game with 12 goals and 19 assists. He has also been a key component of special teams with 3 power play goals and 3 short-handed goals.

In goal, Martin Ouellette is 11-9-3 with a 2.08 goals against average and a .930 save percentage.