Major News Revealed Regarding Oilers vs Flames Heritage Classic

Published September 9, 2023 at 2:38 PM

No Alumni Game, but Plenty of Excitement for Heritage Classic

Hockey fans gearing up for this year's Heritage Classic showdown between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames will have to set aside their hopes of seeing legends like Wayne Gretzky take the ice.

Missing Alumni Game

In a recent press conference, it was confirmed that there would be no alumni game between the two storied franchises. Disappointingly, there won't be any other games either, including matchups featuring the WHL, USports, or the AHL.

The news left many fans crestfallen, especially those who were eager to relive the intense Battle of Alberta rivalry that defined a generation of hockey. However, there's more to this event than just the game itself.

Exciting Announcements Ahead

NHL senior executive vice-president and chief content officer Steve Mayer assured fans that there are exciting announcements on the horizon. In the coming weeks, expect updates on fan events, jersey reveals, and musical entertainment happening throughout the day.

While jersey designs remain under wraps, Oilers supporters got a glimpse of the team's logo for the game. It pays homage to the Edmonton Mercurys, a legendary senior hockey team from the 1940s and 1950s.

High-Stakes Showdown

Despite the Flames' struggles in the previous season, this Heritage Classic promises to be a must-watch. The deep-seated rivalry between these teams ensures a fiery battle, and the Flames are poised for a resurgence with a new coaching staff. Meanwhile, the Oilers carry high expectations as Stanley Cup contenders.

Taking place on October 29, the game offers a reprieve from Edmonton's frigid winters, with more manageable temperatures. Unlike their last Heritage Classic in 2003, when it dipped to a bone-chilling -30°C with wind chill.

Tickets for the highly anticipated event are set to go on sale at 1 pm MT today, giving fans the chance to be a part of this thrilling showdown.
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