Boston and Chicago will meet outdoors at Notre Dame Stadium on New Year's Day by Pete Blackburn @PeteBlackburn 33m ago • 1 min read The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks both unveiled their 2019 Winter Classic jerseys on Thursday. As is tradition, the two teams, with the help of adidas, designed some specialty uniforms that they'll wear when they head outdoors for the annual New Year's Day event, which is set to be played at Notre Dame Stadium this season.As the visiting team, the Bruins were first to unveil their sweaters, which are a throwback to the club's uniforms in the 1930s. They're not identical to that look, as they have new sleeve striping, but the overall aesthetic is a tribute to that era. One of the cool details about this uniform is that the logo, name and numbers uses a felt material similar to an old school letterman jacket. (Each of the Bruins' previous two Winter Classic jerseys included felt as well.)The only real … [Read more...] about 2019 NHL Winter Classic: Bruins, Blackhawks both unveil 1930s throwback uniforms for outdoor game
Trackball outdoor game
Could an outdoor NHL game be coming to Columbus, Ohio? NHL commissioner Gary Bettman seemed to hint that it could be a possibility on Tuesday night, according to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic. While the Blue Jackets’ efforts to host an outdoor game have continually been spurned, Bettman suggested that the league has considered the city for a future contest.“It’s obvious that the (Blue Jackets are) competitive, that they’re playing exciting hockey and the fans are reacting in positive ways,” Bettman said. “It’s even at the point internally — we’re not there yet — (but) we’ve even started focusing on the possibility of an outdoor game. We view Columbus as a great success story.”The organization is clearly ready for a bigger stage, especially after they made consecutive playoff appearances for the first time in team history. They also hosted a successful All Star weekend back in 2015. The team would push to hold the … [Read more...] about NHL eyeing Columbus for outdoor game?
Stephen Whyno, Ap Hockey Writer Updated 5:31 pm CDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Keller took an eight-hour bus ride from Montreal to Boston for a hockey game at Fenway Park and won't soon forget the experience of playing outdoors. "It was pretty cool," Keller said. He'd love to take the game outside again in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes but will probably have to wait a while. This season, the NHL is going back to familiar favorites for the Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium and the Stadium Series game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field. It'll be the sixth outdoor game for the Blackhawks, fifth for the Penguins, fourth for the Flyers and third for the Bruins. While eight teams haven't gotten a chance, those days could be approaching. "I think we're getting close to that point," deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday. "Having said that, … [Read more...] about NHL aims to get more teams involved in outdoor games
The National Hockey League released its complete 1,271-game schedule for 2018-19 on Thursday, headlined by an Oct. 3 season-opening slate including the home opener for the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. June 7, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Colin Miller (6) helps clear the puck as goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) defends the goal against Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20) and left wing Andre Burakovsky (65) in game five of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Capitals will raise a Cup banner for the first time in franchise history before they host the Boston Bruins in one of four games to launch the NHL season. Washington currently holds a 12-game regular-season winning streak against Boston. The other three games on the NHL’s opening night tab the Montreal Canadiens traveling to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in an Original Six matchup, the Calgary Flames … [Read more...] about NHL releases 2018-19 schedule, including two outdoor games
June will be a big month for outdoors events, starting with the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet June 16 at the Benton Event Center. The event will begin with a cocktail social at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction that will include firearms, an elk antler chandelier, wildlife art, a Canadian fishing trip and many collectibles. Since 1984, the Elk Foundation has permanently conserved or enhanced more than 7.1 million acres of habitat for elk and other wildlife. It has also opened or improved access to more than 1.1 million acres of public land for Americans to hunt, fish and enjoy other forms of recreation. Tickets cost $65 per person, and $95 per couple. Each single and couple ticket includes a yearly RMEF membership and a Bugle magazine subscription. Corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities are available as well. For ticket information and reservations, call Betty Thornquist at (501) 796-2363 or visit … [Read more...] about June is big for outdoors events