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RIT, Niagara to Play Outdoor Game in December

CHN Staff Report

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — RIT's men's and women's programs will add to the list of teams that have played outdoor games.

The school announced today that the teams will play a doubleheader at Rochester's Frontier Field, home of baseball's Rochester Red Wings, on Saturday, Dec. 14. The women will play Clarkson in the opener, while the men will play Niagara. Game times are to be announced.

The games will be part of a 10-day festival that runs Dec. 13-22, and will include a number of other hockey games. It begins with an American Hockey League between the Rochester Americans and an opponent to be determined, on Dec. 13. The downtown ballpark will also host several Section V High School hockey games, an Alumni Game featuring former players from the Amerks and Buffalo Sabres, and community events.

"We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this wonderful community event," RIT athletic director Lou Spiotti said in a statement. "I speak for all of our coaches and student-athletes when I say that RIT is proud to provide quality collegiate hockey to our fans, alumni and the Rochester community. We are honored to be asked to participate and to have league partner Niagara University and Liberty League partner, Clarkson University join us for this event. We will work very hard to make this a memorable experience for all."

The outdoor rink will be constructed at Frontier Field by Rink Specialists, a global ice skating rink sales, installation and repair company that provides ongoing operational efficiency and consulting services.

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