Frozen Fenway in the home of the World Series Champs

(Photo/Michael Ivins)

(Photo/Michael Ivins)

The Boston Red Sox wrapped up a worst-to-first season with a World Series Championship on Wednesday at America’s most beloved ballpark in Boston, Mass. The 2013 World Series Title was the Red Sox’ third championship since 2000, but the first to be won inside Fenway Park since 1918.

This January, eight Hockey East schools will have the rare ability to play an outdoor hockey game in the same ballpark to host and celebrate the 2013 World Series Championship. UMass Lowell is included in the eight schools and will battle Northeastern at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

The crowd, atmosphere and celebration was one for the ages in Boston on Wednesday night. Hockey East, with the Boston Red Sox, know there is a difference between a World Series game and Frozen Fenway, but are hoping for a great turnout and atmosphere for this event.

This marks the first Frozen Fenway at Fenway Park to follow directly after a Red Sox World Championship. You can expect a different feel entering into the ballpark this time around and the City of Boston will be having something else to cheer about. The 2013 World Series Championship just adds to the tremendous amount of history surrounding Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox.

At Citi Frozen Fenway 2014, UMass Lowell will play in their first every outdoor hockey game and will bring a few of the athletes back to the days of playing pond hockey.

“It’s definitely special, I’ve been to a lot of games here,” said River Hawks forward Joseph Pendenza. “To be able to go out there for warmups and the Green Monster in the background and Pesky’s Poll, there is a lot of history here and to play hockey here is a great opportunity.”

In addition to the Hockey East match-ups at Frozen Fenway, the schedule of events is packed with Atlantic Hockey, women’s hockey, public skating and much more. Tickets are on-sale now at

Justin Soderberg has covered the UMass Lowell River Hawks and Hockey East for over two years. Soderberg also contributes to Boston Bruins coverage for Inside Hockey. Follow him on twitter: @JMSoderberg