NHL, Bettman announce upcoming special NHL games

NOTRE DAME — National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announced the upcoming locations and dates for the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend and 2020 NHL Stadium Series on Tuesday.

Bettman announced them during the second intermission of Tuesday’s Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium.

The 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic will feature the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Sask., on Oct. 26. The 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 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will feature the Dallas Stars at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas, on Jan. 1, 2020. It will mark the first NHL regular-season outdoor game for the Stars. The game continues the tradition the League established in 2008 of hosting a regular-season outdoor game at the onset of the new year, with the 2020 edition marking the 12-year anniversary of the first NHL Winter Classic in Buffalo. Dallas’s opponent for the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will be announced at a future date.

The 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, on Jan. 24-26 at Enterprise Center, home of the St. Louis Blues. It will be the third time St. Louis has hosted NHL All-Star activities (1970 and 1988, both at St. Louis Arena). The 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will include the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills and the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game. The 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will feature various hockey-themed events, entertainment and activities.

The 2020 NHL Stadium Series will visit the United States Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where the Colorado Avalanche will play host on Feb. 15. It will be the second regular-season outdoor game for the Avalanche.

The 2020 NHL Stadium Series will mark the second time the NHL has brought a regular-season outdoor game to a U.S. service academy following the Washington-Toronto NHL Stadium Series matchup at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. in 2018. Colorado’s opponent for the 2020 NHL Stadium Series™ will be announced at a future date.

Additional details relating to the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend and 2020 NHL Stadium Series, including ticketing and broadcast information, will be released at a future date. Dates and locations for additional NHL events taking place during the 2019-20 season will be announced when available. Fans can sign up for news and information on all of the NHL’s events at www.NHL.com/events.

This season, the Sharks and the city of San Jose will host the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, Jan. 25-26, which will include the SAP NHL All-Star Skills on Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. (NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS) and the Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. 8 p.m. (NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS). The 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, when the Philadelphia Flyers face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia at 8 p.m. (NBC, TVAS2).

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