Concept: Hockey Day In Canada 2017
To commemorate the centennial anniversary of the National Hockey League, the NHL stages four games across four outdoor stadiums in Canada, in conjunction Hockey Day In Canada.
The games include:
Vancouver vs. Winnipeg at Investors Group Field, the appetizer for the day. Winnipeg has widely been known as a expert passionate fan base, which has been proven since their return to the NHL. No better way then to start off the day with the young Canucks taking on the Winnipeg Jets.
Montreal vs. Quebec at Parc Jean-Drapeau, a rivalry renewed. The NHL returned to Quebec in 2017, by way of expansion, and the first match-up between the revived Nordiques and the rival Canadiens. Parc Jean-Drapeau is used as the canvas, former home of the Expo ‘67.
Toronto vs. Ottawa at Parliament Hill, the marquee game of the day. Staged outside the Canadian Parliament Buildings, the game uses the iconic images to create a beautiful game in the nation’s capital.
Edmonton vs. Calgary at McMahon Stadium, the final chapter to a storybook day. The only game at a returning site, one of the NHL’s feistiest rivalries soars to new heights, the first outdoor match-up of the Battle of Alberta. The high flying Flames lead by Sean Monahan take on the superstar that is Connor McDavid.
Each team debuts new uniforms for the occasion, some tie to old uniforms, such as the Jets or Leafs, while others utilize a new design, like the Canucks or Senators.