The National Hockey League has a lot of ways to celebrate the amazing game of hockey so much. One of them is the Heritage Classic which we have for ourselves on Sunday night. It is going to be a great way for hockey fans to enjoy themselves in a way that they can’t on most nights.
This edition of the Heritage Classic will be the Battle of Alberta. That’s right. The Calgary Flames are going to take on the Edmonton Oilers outdoors. The event will take place at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
The first Heritage Classic ever was played in 2003 so this is the 20-year anniversary of the event. The Battle of Alberta and the rivalry that it brings is a great way for the event to celebrate a milestone like that.
Calgary and Edmonton don’t like each other and that hatred has spanned over the decades. It is always intense which makes it incredible for all fans. This is a Canadian event with two teams north of the border but it is a great way to get the American audience to appreciate this great matchup as well.
The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames are playing in the Heritage Classic.
No matter what, these two teams bring it whenever they play against each other. Right now, they are both off to less-than-ideal starts to the season. Both of them want to be competing for the playoffs so being near the bottom of the Pacific Division is not it.
This game and the intensity that it brings could be a propeller for whoever it is that wins. It sure sounds like the Oilers are going to be getting Connor McDavid back for this. With the other firepower that the Oilers have, ending this four-game losing streak is pivotal (McDavid missed the last two).
Can the Flames and their stars find a way to beat out McDavid? That is certainly going to be a challenge for them. As mentioned before, both of these squads need to find a way to get a win here. The two points matter so much for both of them as they count just the same as an indoor game.
There are going to be some special jerseys and uniforms for both teams here. It is a nod to the old-school days of hockey when these two teams were much newer. It should be very sharp-looking. Celebrating history is important which is what we will be doing here in Edmonton.