KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some of the top college hockey teams across the country will be competing at the Sprint Center this weekend.
It's the first time the annual Ice Breaker Tournament is in a city without an NHL or college team.
Last week, the NHL canceled its preseason game here in the metro, because of the lockout.
Paul McGannon of NHL 21 says having a facility like the Sprint Center, plays an important role in getting a professional hockey team to Kansas City, Mo.
"It's a very important piece of the puzzle in having an arena like the Sprint Center. We feel like we have that put to bed. Now we need to show, as a community, support for these hockey events," McGannon said.
The two-day tournament starts Friday night.
Notre Dame takes on Maine at 6 p.m. and then Nebraska faces Army at 9 p.m. The winner plays Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $25.
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