Michigan, Mich. St. to play outdoors

Rivals Michigan and Michigan State will face off in the Hockey City Classic on Feb. 7, 2015, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Michigan State coach Tom Anastos told the Detroit Free Press.

This will be the fourth time the Wolverines and Spartans have met in an outdoor hockey game.

"It's a very unique experience and I know it's one the players really enjoy," Anastos said in an phone interview with the Free Press. "When the right opportunity comes up, which we believe this is one of them, we want to take advantage to give a unique experience for the student-athlete."

Western Michigan and Miami (Ohio) also will play at Soldier Field on the same day.