Bruins and NHL Announce 2019 Winter Classic

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By: Mark Allred          Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

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Although the news of the 2019 National Hockey League Winter Classic was broke by Barstool Sports Chicago writer @BarstoolChief back on November 7, 2017, the league and Boston Bruins have officially made the event public weeks later with today’s mention of the B’s and Chicago Blackhawks meeting up for the 12th annual outdoor event at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

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This is the third time the Boston Bruins will be involved in this event having played the first at Boston’s Fenway Park in 2010 and the second played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Bruins are .500 in outdoor games since the league made this a yearly event with the first a Marco Sturm overtime winner at one of Baseball’s oldest ballparks to a no-show effort in 2016 when they matched up against the rival Montreal Canadiens at the home of the powerful New England Patriots.

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The Chicago Blackhawks have not fared well in the outdoor festivities as the team is winless in three appearances and outscored by opponents 13-7 but anything can happen with the elements as I’ve read many stories about folks saying the fabled football cathedral has been one of the coldest places to watch a game being so close to the Great Lakes especially located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan.

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This will be a homecoming for current Bruins first-year pro, Anders Bjork who played his collegiate hockey for the Fighting Irish during his three-year career in South Bend. In 115 career NCAA games for the Irish, the 2014 fifth round selection of the B’s contributed 40-69-109 numbers and will be sure get much support as an alumni member even though he and his Bruins teammates will be the visiting team.

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About Mark Allred Jr

Long-time Boston Bruins fan and former beer league goaltender for over 30-years on the ice, Inline, and Dek-Hockey throughout New England. Retired and needed a hobby so writing about the B's talent in the lower levels of developmental hockey is my favorite topic and main focus. It's important to know about tomorrow's stars today in my opinion.
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