Notre Dame alums Bryan Rust and Ian Cole brought a friend to South Bend to witness the Irish's beat down of Nevada.
When two worlds collide.— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) September 10, 2016
Former @NDHockey guys and Stanley Cup Champs Bryan Rust & Ian Cole are in the building. pic.twitter.com/juuTOGYJkE
Just chillin on the sideline. The 2016 Stanley Cup champs.@NDHockey's Ian Cole & Bryan Rust. pic.twitter.com/GCOkGvA12p— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) September 10, 2016
And talk about the ultimate tailgate accessory
Everyone please stand..the Stanley Cup is at #NotreDame Stadium. @ICole28 and @rustyyy_92 (Ian Cole and Bryan Rust) pic.twitter.com/uOk37aF2mk— Darin Pritchett (@Sportsbeat960) September 10, 2016
Always nice when our guys bring the Stanley Cup with them when they come back! #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/ptfcHlL8G5— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) September 10, 2016
When @ICole28 shows up to the Notre Dame football game with the Stanley Cup ☘ pic.twitter.com/sGL3EZTX9n— Breezus (@_Breezy_Briii) September 10, 2016
Back on the ice, Patric Hornqvist had himself a game. A couple days after he watched Olli Maatta score the OT winner for Finland, Hornqvist was the best player on the ice for Sweden in the pre-tournament rematch, scoring 2 goals and assisting on 2 more in a 6-4 win.
Including this Phil Kessel-esque goal
Patric Hörnqvist #pens 5-2 #trekronor #leijonat #WCH2016 #worldcupfi https://t.co/GBTVsX7BA8— Juha Lehto (@Jeox) September 10, 2016
Also, what's up with making Finland/Sweden play 2 exhibition games and then they'll meet again in the round robin. Kinda weird, but that's the World Cup of Hockey for you.