It’s official! The 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic next season will be at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 23, 2016.
The game will see the Winnipeg Jets play the Edmonton Oilers. It will be the first outdoor regular-season NHL game played in Winnipeg.
Also, as part of the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, legendary players from both the Jets and Oilers will participate in a special alumni game on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
“Outdoor NHL games create special memories for the teams, the players, the fans and the host community. We’re thrilled that the Jets, their fans and the City of Winnipeg will launch the 2016-17 NHL outdoor season with the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ at Investors Group Field,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “Alumni games also create a unique brand of excitement, and so it is with great anticipation that we look forward to seeing the returning Jets and Edmonton Oilers getting together to rekindle special memories.”
Ticket information will be released in the coming months.