The NHL 100 Classic took place Saturday night when the Ottawa Senators hosted the Montreal Canadiens outdoors on a chilly night at Lansdowne Park. Unfortunately for Canadian hockey fans, it’s unlikely there will be an outdoor game in the Great White North next year. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the news during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada before adding that he wouldn’t be surprised if a marquee team like the Edmonton Oilers were involved the next time the league plans an outdoor game in Canada. Last season there was the Heritage Classic between the Jets and Oilers in October at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, plus the Centennial Classic between the Maple Leafs and Red Wings at Toronto’s BMO Field on New Year’s Day.
NHL unlikely to hold outdoor game in Canada during 2018-19 season
Sportsnet | Dec 17