It's not quite the Winter Classic, but next month's outdoor showdown in Nova Scotia is being played on the famous lake that some believe is the birthplace of hockey.
On February 6th the 2015 Long Pond Heritage Classic will take place in Windsor, Nova Scotia. The game itself, sponsored by Swinamer’s Home Building Centre, will be played at the Hants Exhibition Arena, but if weather cooperates it is hoped to stage events on nearby Long Pond, which locals insist was the birthplace of hockey.
The game will see local firefighters faceoff with the RCMP, but each team will add a few ringers, specifically former NHLers. Hockey Hall of Famer Glenn Anderson, his Edmonton Oilers teammate Mike Krushelnyski and former Boston Bruins center Bob Sweeney are already confirmed, with former tough guy Dennis Vial also expected to return.
Organizers are hoping to land other former NHLers as well. Rising female goalie, teenager Carly Jackson, is also expected to play.