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Flames and Jets will face-off at Mosaic Stadium on Oct. 26 in next Heritage Classic

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames, in conjunction with the Winnipeg Jets and the National Hockey League, announced today that they will face off in the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan on October 26th.

The NHL Heritage Classic returns to the NHL regular-season schedule in 2019-20 after games in 2016 in Winnipeg, 2014 in Vancouver, 2011 in Calgary, and 2003 in Edmonton. The game will be the second regular-season outdoor contest for both the Flames and Jets.

"We have a lot of great roots in Saskatchewan throughout our ownership, management and our fans," said Calgary Sports and Entertainment President John Bean. "Outdoor hockey in Canada is what it is all about. This brings us right back to the heritage of the game and we are so excited to be a part of it again." 

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano on the announcement: "I had such a great time (in 2011) and I'm sure we will again. Playing another Canadian team in a city like Regina in Mosaic Stadium will be a great atmosphere, I am really looking forward to it."

The Flames hosted the Montreal Canadiens in the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on February 20, 2011 at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. The Flames recorded the first ever shut out in an outdoor game defeating the Canadiens 4-0 in front of a sold-out crowd of 41,022.

The Flames alumni also faced off against the Canadiens alumni on the Saturday with the Calgary Hitmen (WHL) defeating the Regina Pats at McMahon on the Monday to wrap up the outdoor weekend with a junior world record attendance of 20,888.

Additional details relating to the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, including ticketing and broadcast information, will be released at a future date. Fans can sign up for news and information on all of the NHL's events at www.NHL.com/events.

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