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Hartford Whalers (NHL) Alumni Weekend Begins Tonight

The Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) will pay homage to the former Hartford Whalers (NHL) Friday-Sunday with a Whalers alumni weekend extravaganza.  There will be fireworks, a poster giveaway, appearances by former Whalers players, and the team will be sporting themed jerseys and caps.  Read more and watch news report here.  View photo gallery here.

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Hartford Yard Goats Unveil Branding

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) unveiled their visual identity Wednesday at a press conference at the XL Center and the team acknowledged Hartford’s “rich sports history” with the colors that pay homage to the city’s former NHL franchise.  Read more and watch unveiling here.

Hartford Yard Goats Caps, Yard Goats Facebook photo.

Hartford Yard Goats Caps, Yard Goats Facebook photo.

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Coors Field, Target Field in Running for Outdoor NHL Games?

Colorado Rockies LogoMinnesota Twins LogoThis NHL is expected to announced this weekend during the All-Star Game in Columbus (OH) that the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild will host outdoor games next season.  In addition to football stadiums, outdoor venue options include Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, and Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.  Read more here and here.

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NHL’s Winter Classic Today at Nationals Park

Washington Nationals WCollege football bowls games will take center stage today, but don’t forget the National Hockey League’s 2015 Winter Classic at Nationals Park.  The Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals will face off in the outdoor game starting at 1:00 p.m. EST on NBC.  Get more information here.  View Nationals Park makeover here.

Winter Classic 2015 in DC

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NHL’s Winter Classic to be Played at Nationals Park

Washington Nationals WThe National Hockey League’s 2015 Winter Classic outdoor game between Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals will be played at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals.  Read more here.  View press release here.

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NHL Wraps Up Outdoor Hockey Series at Yankees Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers NHL Stadium Series LogoThe 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series wrapped up at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, as the NHL’s New York Rangers defeated the New York Islanders 2-1.  Just four days earlier on Sunday afternoon, the Rangers beat New Jersey Devils 7-3 at the famous ballpark.  A total of 100,132 fans attended the two games.  Read more and view photo here.

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Despite High Temps, Ready for NHL Hockey (and KISS) at Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers NHL Stadium Series LogoThe temps in Los Angeles have been about 20 degrees above normal for this time of year, but the NHL rink at Dodger Stadium is ready for Saturday night’s game between the L.A. Kings and Anaheim Ducks.  Read more and view photos here.  Raising the fun bar, there will be beach volleyball in left field, a small pond in right field, and a street hockey area.  The rock band KISS will also be performing.  Read more here.

Dodger Stadium with Hockey Rink taken by friend Kurt Stelling during helicopter flyby last week

Dodger Stadium with NHL hockey rink, photo by friend Kurt Stelling taken during helicopter flyby

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