NHL Officially Announces Wings-‘Hawks as Winter Classic

The NHL officially announced today that the Red Wings and Blackhawks will meet at Chicago’s Wrigley Field for the 2009 Winter Classic.

The game, to begin at 1:00 PM Eastern on New Years Day 2009, will be part of a home-and-home series that will see the Blackhawks visit Detroit on December 30, 2008.

The Red Wings’ annual tradition of a New Years Eve game will be disrupted by the series. The Wings had played on December 31 in every non-lockout year since 1946, except for 1996.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

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