When Jeff Jackson’s team was in the CCHA, media day consisted of a conference call because of the significant distance between schools.
On Tuesday, the Notre Dame coach participated in his first Hockey East media gathering at TD Garden.
The Fighting Irish became the 11th member of the league, setting it on a new course. Next year, Connecticut will make it 12.
“This is certainly different,’’ said Jackson, as he surveyed the packed crowd at Legends Club. “But to be honest with you, it’s one of the reasons we chose to come to Hockey East. There’s a much greater interest from a media perspective in the East probably from everything.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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