NEWARK — NCAA national champion Yale will start its hockey season at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.

The facility announced Monday that Yale, Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth will play in the in the inaugural Liberty Hockey Invitational on Oct, 25-26.

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Over the next three years, the tournament will feature Princeton and Yale of the ECAC, with invitational spots filled by Hockey East programs at Maine, Massachusetts, UMass-Lowell, Merrimack, and Vermont.

Yale defeated Quinnipiac 4-0 in the NCAA championship game on Saturday. The Bulldogs, who have been playing hockey since 1896, beat the three top seeds in this year's tournament.

The NCAA title is the first for the school in any sport since the swim team won in 1953.

The Prudential Center is the home of the NHL's New Jersey Devils.

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