REGINA, Saskatchewan (March 15, 2019) - Representatives from the National Hockey League, Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, National Hockey League Players' Association, Tim Hortons, Province of Saskatchewan, City of Regina and Mosaic Stadium gathered today at Mosaic Stadium to detail plans for the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™. In January, the NHL announced that the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ will feature the Jets and Flames at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Sask., on Oct. 26, 2019. The event will be televised live on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.
Tickets to the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ go on sale April 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster, the official ticketing partner of the NHL®, on Ticketmaster.ca and Ticketmaster.com, as well as on the Ticketmaster app.
In addition, information on a priority ticket pre-sale beginning in early April for Winnipeg Jets season-seat holders, Calgary Flames season-ticket holders and Evraz Place Backstage Club Members will be sent to those groups in the coming days. This opportunity is for a limited number of tickets to the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
The Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ returns to the NHL regular-season schedule 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. The Flames defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 in the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ in front of 41,022 fans at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. The Jets fell to the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ by a score of 3-0 in front of 33,240 fans at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. This year's matchup will mark the fifth Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™, a game with roots dating back to Nov. 22, 2003, when the Edmonton Oilers hosted the Montreal Canadiens in what would be the first of 27 NHL regular-season outdoor games. The Oct. 26 Jet-Flames matchup will be the 28th such game, and to date, the League's 27 regular-season outdoor games have drawn total attendance of 1,459,359 - an average of 54,050 per game.
Regina's Mosaic Stadium at Evraz Place opened in 2017 and is home to the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders. Mosaic Stadium is the newest outdoor stadium in Canada and was recently awarded the 108th Grey Cup, which will cap off the Roughriders 110th-anniversary season in 2020. Evraz Place is the center of sport, business and entertainment for the Regina community. In addition to the Roughriders, the 100-acre property is home to Regina Pats, Regina Soccer Association, many minor and recreational sports, and numerous concerts, trade shows and conventions.
Tim Hortons is an iconic Canadian brand with a storied hockey history. As a proud partner of the NHL and title sponsor of the NHL Heritage Classicsince 2010, Tim Hortons supports hockey at every level in Canada from Timbits to junior hockey, and the NHL's seven Canadian member clubs. Tim Hortons is proud to share their love of the game with the province of Saskatchewan and the rest of Canada on Oct. 26 in Regina at the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic.
The 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ will showcase a number of the top players in the NHL. The Jets are led by 2019 NHL All-Stars Mark Scheifele and captain Blake Wheeler , as well as, Patrik Laine , Dustin Byfuglien and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck . The Flames counter with 2019 NHL All-Star Johnny Gaudreau, as well as, Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm and captain Mark Giordano. Winnipeg currently sits atop the Central Division with 86 points and Calgary's 93 points place them a point back of San Jose for the lead in the Pacific Division. The Jets and Flamesfranchises have faced off 30 times during the regular season, with Calgary holding a 10-point advantage over Winnipeg (CGY: 17-11-2-36; WPG/ATL: 12-16-2-26). The Clubs have met twice this season with Calgary winning both, 6-3 and 4-1 respectively. They meet again tomorrow night in Winnipeg for the third and final time this season.
Two Flames players remain from the team that faced off against the Canadiens at McMahon Stadium in 2011: Giordano and forward Mikael Backlund. The Jets have 13 players on their current roster who took part in the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™.
The NHL today also released the official event logo and special team logos for the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™. NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from the event leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will have exclusive coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the hashtag NHL #HeritageClassic.