If Ken King has his way, the Calgary Flames will host an outdoor game at McMahon Stadium next season.
The Flames president confirmed that the National Hockey League team has put the wheels in motion to host the game at McMahon Stadium.
“We’re working on it and hopeful,” King said.
In his blog on ESPN.com, Hockey Night in Canada panelist Pierre LeBrun wrote that the Flames would host either the Montreal Canadiens or Vancouver Canucks if the game comes to fruition.
While it has already been speculated that the Pittsburgh Penguins are the front-runners to host the Washington Capitals in the NHL’s annual Winter Classic on New Year’s Day, LeBrun blogged that the game in Calgary would take place as part of CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada in February 2011.
This past season, fans in Calgary got their hopes up when reports surfaced that the Flames would host a second New Year’s Day game at McMahon, possibly against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The NHL instead stuck to the original plan of just one outdoor game at Fenway Park between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers.