Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/9/11

The home of the Cleveland Indians will be rocking this winter- at least for one day as the Frozen Diamond Faceoff will be the first hockey game in Progressive Field (Jacobs Field or The Jake) history and the first-ever outdoor hockey game in Ohio.

The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA)-sanctioned game will be the second of a two-game series between the two schools with the first game being held in Columbus on Friday, January 13, 2012.

The Frozen Diamond is a regulation-sized ice rink situated on the infield covering home plate and stretching down the first base line. It will be used throughout Indians “Snow Days.”

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