Colonials Regular Season Finale Set For Heinz Field
The RMU men's ice hockey team is set to play the first ever outdoor collegiate ice hockey game at Heinz Field against Niagara on Feb. 26.
The Robert Morris University Athletics Department, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Niagara University Athletics Department announce that the men's hockey regular season finale between the Colonials and Purple Eagles will be played outdoors on February 26, 2017 at 7:05pm at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
This matchup is the final game of the Atlantic Hockey regular season and is open to the entire community, with the game being free admission for the general public.
This opportunity does bring a change to the previously scheduled series between Robert Morris and Niagara. The Colonials and Purple Eagles will not play the game scheduled for February 24 at Niagara. The series will begin with a game at Niagara's Dwyer Arena on Saturday, February 25 at 7:05pm. Sunday's 7:05pm game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh will close out the weekend on February 26.
The outdoor game will be the first collegiate hockey game played at Heinz Field and third hockey game played at the venue, following the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic™ and the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers, taking place on Saturday, February 25, 2017.