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NHL to host first-ever Outdoor Women's Classic presented by Scotiabank

by NHL Public Relations

NEW YORK - As part of the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® festivities, the National Hockey League (NHL) will host the first-ever Outdoor Women's Classic presented by Scotiabank, an abbreviated exhibition game on the outdoor rink at Gillette Stadium. Fans that have a ticket to the 2016 NHL Winter Classic® Alumni Game (3:30 p.m. ET) can use that ticket to gain early entry into the stadium to watch the Outdoor Women’s Classic (2:00 p.m. ET). Gates will open at 1:30 p.m. ET. There is no separate ticket available for the exhibition game.

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET: Outdoor Women's Classic presented by Scotiabank

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. ET: 2016 NHL Winter Classic® Alumni Game presented by Molson Canadian

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET: 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®

"Two days with three Boston-Montreal rival match-ups is a great way to celebrate hockey," said Bill Daly, NHL Deputy Commissioner. "A new year signifies a new chapter and we look forward to sharing the ice for the first time with two professional women's teams on the League's biggest stage."

The outdoor game will feature the Boston Pride of the newly-formed National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) versus Les Canadiennes of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL).

Outdoor Women's Classic Rosters
Pride Roster Canadiennes Roster
Blake Bolden Sydney Aveson
Kate Buesser Ann-Sophie Bettez
Corinne Buie Emmanuelle Blais
Kelly Cooke Emilie Bocchia
Jillian Dempsey Sophie Brault
Shannon Doyle Cathy Chartrand
Meghan Fardelmann Julie Chu
Emily Field Katia Clement-Heydra
Kaleigh Fratkin Kim Deschenes
Marissa Gedman Karell Emard
Cherie Hendrickson Carly Hill
Bray Ketchum Charline Labonte
Denna Laing Noemie Marin
Rachel Llanes Leslie Oles
Meaghan Mangene Caroline Ouellette
Brittany Ott Marie-Philip Poulin
Casey Pickett Lauriane Rougeau
Lauren Slebodnick Chelsey Saunders
Pride Coaching Staff Canadiennes Coaching Staff
Bobby Jay Marc Beaudoin
Dave Jensen Lisa-Marie Bretoen-Lebreux
Lauren McAuliffe Dany Brunet

NHL Network™ and will provide live, extensive coverage of the Winter Classic festivities. NHL Social™ will have exclusive coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the hashtag #WinterClassic. For the latest on the NHL Winter Classic, including the previously announced rosters for the 2016 Winter Classic Alumni Game, visit

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