|Jose Theodore, on November 22, 2003 |
NEW YORK -- The NHL also hopes to play an outdoor regular season game in Canada next season and will be discussing the plan with the Competition Committee in June.
The Heritage Classic would be played at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Sunday, February 20 and would feature the Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames.
CBC and RDS would carry the game in Canada and VERSUS would telecast the outdoor match in the United States.
Assuming plans for the game are approved, it will be the first NHL regular season game contested outdoors in Canada since the Edmonton Oilers hosted the Canadiens at first Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium on November 22, 2003.STATEMENT FROM PIERRE BOIVIN FOLLOWING THE NHL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE HERITAGE CLASSIC IN CALGARY IN FEBRUARY 2011
MONTREAL (May 28, 2010) – Montreal Canadiens President Pierre Boivin, issued the following statement regarding the NHL announcement of the Heritage Classic that will feature the Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, in February 2011.
“We are very proud to have been selected to be part of this historic event for the city of Calgary next February at McMahon Stadium. As an organization with a strong fan base throughout Canada, we welcome this opportunity to do honour to our great game,” said President Pierre Boivin. See also:2003 Heritage Classic Highlights of the gameCanadiens sign free agent Kyle Klubertanz Enjoying the view