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Canucks and Senators to Play in 2014 NHL Heritage Classic


The Vancouver Canucks and B.C. Place Stadium will be hosting the 2014 NHL Heritage Classic between the Canucks and Ottawa Senators, the NHL announced on Wednesday.

The game has been rumoured as far back as February and again in March before talk died down, so today’s announce came out of left field so to speak.

The NHL made the announcement in April for the 2014 NHL Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. They then made the announcement for the four 2014 NHL Stadium Series games next season. The first game will be played January 25, 2014 at Dodger Stadium between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks. Then the New York Rangers hosting the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders on January 26 and 29 at Yankee Stadium. Concluding with the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014.

We thought that was it, but there will be a sixth game in Vancouver on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

The game will be broadcast live from coast-to-cast on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, RDS, and NBC Sports Network in the United States. Ticket information has yet to be released, but fans can sign up online to receive an email notification when it does.

“With one of the world’s great facilities as the setting, and one of the world’s most scenic cities as the backdrop, the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ at BC Place in Vancouver will honor hockey’s Canadian heritage,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in the news release. “With the excitement, the entertainment, the competitiveness and the fun of this game, the Canucks and Senators will create special memories for hockey fans everywhere.”

“Canucks Sports & Entertainment is proud to bring the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ to Vancouver to share this marquee event with our fans,” Canucks general manager Mike Gillis added. “The NHL Heritage Classic™ allows our sport to further celebrate the history of the game while doing so in a unique venue. We look forward to showcasing our city, province, team and fans this upcoming March.”

 

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