OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The Ottawa 67’s will host an outdoor regular season game against the Gatineau Olympiques in The Stadium at TD Place.
Canadian Hockey League Vice President Gilles Courteau made the announcement in the stadium Wednesday, accompanied by representatives from the 67’s, the Olympiques, and the City of Ottawa.
The game is scheduled for December 17th at 3 p.m.
“This is a great day for hockey fans and families in the Ottawa/Gatineau region,” said Courteau, who also serves as Commissioner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. “To experience an outdoor game in a major stadium at junior hockey prices is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we are extremely grateful to the National Hockey League and the City of Ottawa for working with us to make it possible.”
The ice surface, rink boards, and equipment required to stage the game will be provided to the 67’s by the NHL, which is staging the Scotiabank NHL100 Classic outdoor game between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators the day before the 67’s/Olympiques game.
“I’m proud that we have managed to attract to Lansdowne and support such great events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. “This family-friendly, affordable game between the Ottawa 67’s and les Olympiques de Gatineau is a wonderful addition to the NHL100 Classic Weekend and another feather in our Ottawa 2017 cap.”
Tickets for the game will be $15 for general admission and $20 for reserved seating. That includes all taxes, surcharges, and free transportation to the game on OC Transpo and STO.
Tickets will be available to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 13th at Ottawa67s.com, The Box Office at TD Place, and the Robert Guertin Arena Box Office. 67’s season ticket holders will be contacted over the next 24-hours to confirm their seats.
The outdoor game on December 17th will be the first of its kind played in Ontario. Two other outdoor games involving OHL teams were played in Detroit, Michigan in 2013 involving the Windsor Spitfires vs. Saginaw Spirit and the London Knights vs. the Plymouth Whalers, the second of which set a CHL attendance record of 26,384.