Plans are set in place for the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks to meet at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, January 25. The official announcement of the event – one of six outdoor games to be played across the National Hockey League next season – should come early next week, sources with knowledge of the event confirmed to LA Kings Insider.
Though details are still being finalized, the game is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm. Certain ticketing allotments would be made available for Kings fans, Ducks fans, and NHL partners.
Barring any weather-related setbacks, the rink would remain constructed for up to two weeks and would host a variety of secondary events, including a Kings alumni game on the Friday night before the official outdoor game. Though events are not yet set in stone, expect the rink to host an Ontario Reign game – potentially against the Bakersfield Condors – while UCLA and USC’s club hockey teams could face off against each other and various Los Angeles Jr. Kings clubs would have the opportunity to play on the temporary rink.
The rink would stretch the width of the field between the first and third base lines.
January 1: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
January 25: Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
January 26: New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
January 29: New York Islanders vs New York Rangers, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
March 1: Chicago Blackhawks vs Pittsburgh Penguins, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
March 2: Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators, BC Place, Vancouver, BC