Hockeytown Winter Festival[edit | edit source]
- See also: 2014 NHL Winter Classic
On February 9, 2012, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that Comerica Park would host many events leading up to the 2013 NHL Winter Classic. These events would have included the NHL alumni game, as well as outdoor games from all levels, including youth, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Great Lakes Invitational. Due to the 2012 NHL lockout, the event was cancelled. The festival took place in December 2013, when an outdoor rink was set up on the infield of the ballpark for public skating, and hockey games featured the Great Lakes Invitational, play between the Ontario Hockey League, American Hockey League, and NHL alumni.
References[edit | edit source]
- Decision day arrives for NHL's Winter Classic. The Buffalo News. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
- Strang, Katie, and Craig Custance (November 2, 2012). Source: Winter Classic canceled. ESPN.com. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
- National Hockey League. "NHL announces cancellation of 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic & SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival", November 2, 2012.
- Red Wings, Maple Leafs to Meet in 2014 NHL Winter Classic. CBC (April 7, 2013).
- London Knights Fall to Plymourth Whalers in Hockeytown Winter Festival. London Free Press (Dec 30, 2013).