The NHL announced earlier this month the 2016 Heritage Classic will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Winnipeg Jets will host the game at Investors Group Field. Date and opponent have yet to be announced but in sticking with past Heritage Classic tradition, it is expected to be another Canadian-based NHL team. Perhaps the Edmonton Oilers? Time will tell.
Regardless of who the Jets will play, this is a great victory for the people of Winnipeg who date back to the days of the WHA. They supported the Jets all those year until they moved to Phoenix. Then in 2011 they were rewarded when the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg and adopted the Jets name.
The celebration of hockey’s return to Winnipeg will be complete with an outdoor game. Just think of the old timer’s reunion game they could have with names like Bobby Hull, Dale Hawerchuck, Brian Mullen, Randy Carlyle, Bob Essensa, Thomas Steen, Keith Tkachuk and Teemu Selanne all available.
Also, the 2017 Heritage Classic is rumored to be headed to Canada’s capital as the Ottawa Senators may host the event.
Fans anxious to attend these amazing outdoor spectacles are encouraged to register now for a free email alert when Heritage Classic tickets are available through SelectATicket.com. It is free to sign up and you will only receive email about Heritage Classic tickets.