After the snow was cleared from the Fenway bleachers, two Hockey East rivals suited up for a non-league contest. The Warriors of Merrimack College and the Friars of Providence College did all of their scoring in the third period and walked away with a 1-1 tie. The last game of the day required some video review to decide if the Boston College Eagles would be walking away a 4-3 winner or heading into overtime tied 4-4 with Notre Dame. In the end it was determined that the Fighting Irish did not score at the end of regulation and the Eagles would be the victors.
With the special atmosphere came some special rules and intriguing ice markings. Because weather conditions can affect a game being played in the elements, teams switch nets at the ten minute mark of the third period. While this rule is typical of games played outside, the bright orange line was making its first appearance. Frozen Fenway debuted the "Look-Up Line", hockey's version of a warning track. While the line will not effect of the game, it may prevent players from being injured by being more aware of their surroundings. This is the brain child of Tom Smith and former hockey player who injured his spine while playing hockey. Smith thought of the idea while watching the Red Sox play at Fenway, so it's the perfect place to try it out.