Not only is ND hockey ranked #1 in the polls, they have just finished a 27-6-3 regular season, good enough for their first conference title.
Despite their recent success, do not believe all that you read about the hockey facilities at ND, specifically what’s said at und.com:
The field house, and in particular the hockey facility, has undergone a series of improvements that make the Joyce Center one of the finest facilities in collegiate hockey. Renovations to coaches offices and the locker rooms along with the addition of a dividing curtain have given the hockey rink and the Irish more of a “home-ice advantage.” Fans also have benefited from Notre Dame’s commitment to hockey, with theatre-style seating that replaced metal bleachers on the north side of the arena.
While there’s no curtain in the world that’s going to cover up everything that’s wrong with the nation’s worst D-I college hockey facility, a few more of those championship banners might do the trick.