It’s almost time for the Toronto Maple Leafs to faceoff against the Buffalo Sabres on March 13th in the NHL’s outdoor Heritage Classic Hockey game. The game will be played in Hamiton at Tim Hortons Field, home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League and The Hamilton Forge of the Canadian Premier League.
Did you know the Toronto Maple Leafs have played in 3 outdoor NHL hockey games and won two of them in Overtime? Check out our Trivia at the bottom of this story.
Leaf fans across Canada will be glued to their sets watching this old-style hockey game. One thing is for sure, fans from upstate New York, Toronto and all across Southern Ontario will be heading to Hamilton to catch the game live.
Check out these 5 cool things (other than hockey) you did not know:
- It’s a Buffalo home game (in Hamilton Ontario Canada)
2. The Heritage Classic has it’s own BEER
3. Alessia Cara will perform LIVE
4. Leafs GM Kyle Dubas used to tailgate before Tiger-Cat games in Hamilton
5. Sara Nurse is playing for the Leafs (just kidding) She’s Hamilton’s Own & She’s Golden
6. Toronto Maple Leafs have played in 3 NHL Outdoor games & Won 2 (1 in a shootout & 1 in OT)
TRIVIA: January 1st, 2014 The Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wing at Michigan Stadium 3-2. Who scored the game winner? (answer below)
TRIVIA: January 1st, 2017 The Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings at BMO Field in Toronto in Overtime 5-4. TRIVIA: Who scored the OT winner? (answer below)
The Leafs lost to the Washington Capitals on March 3rd, 2018, Final Score 5-2 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium