The Blackhawks are reportedly headed back to their home away from home: The Great Outdoors.
According to BarstoolChief, the Blackhawks will square off with the Boston Bruins in the 2019 NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium.
BREAKING NEWS:— Chief (@BarstoolChief) November 7, 2017
The 2019 Winter Classic will be Blackhawks vs Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium. Expect a formal announcement around the ND-Navy game Nov 18th pic.twitter.com/oyBoARugwk
An official announcement is expected to be made later this month, per BarstoolChief.
The 2019 Winter Classic will mark the Blackhawks sixth appearance in at outdoor game. The Blackhawks hold a 1-4 record in such games with their last victory coming against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2014 Stadium Series at Soldier Field.
It's no surprise that Notre Dame was chosen as the home site for the 2019 Winter Classic, considering the school's rumored interest and the Blackhawks holding a portion of their training camp in South Bend.
Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick told the Chicago Tribune in 2016 that the University had interest in hosting an NHL game.
"Once the Campus Crossroads project is finished we do anticipate that Notre Dame Stadium will be an excellent venue for more than just Notre Dame football games, but no additional events have yet been scheduled," Swarbrick said. "And while we would certainly have an interest in exploring the possibility of playing host to outdoor hockey games, we have not had any discussions with the NHL about doing so."
The two previous sites for an outdoor game that featured the Blackhawks as a home team were Wrigley Field (2009) and Soldier Field (2014).