Former Hartford Whalers owner Howard Baldwin is bringing outdoor hockey to Rentschler Field this winter. Sources tell Eyewitness News the setup will be similar to the Winter Classic at Fenway Park earlier this year, and at Wrigley Field the year before.
Now, the big difference is it won’t be the NHL, but there will more games, about 30- 35. They will consist of professional, college, and amateur hockey teams.
Why? I’m told this is part of Baldwin’s plan to increase the love of hockey in Connecticut and help make the case that this is a major league city that could support a major league team again. His goal for this outdoor hockey is to help resurrect the Hartford Whalers. I’m thinking in a few years we could have a winter classic with the Whalers versus the Rangers or Bruins. Check out Baldwin’s cool new logo:
More information at news conference next week.
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