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 Brantford Bulldogs

Announcing the 2022 Outdoor Showcase

February 22, 2022 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Brantford Bulldogs News Release

HAMILTON, ONTARIO. The Hamilton Bulldogs are proud to announce the creation of the 2022 Outdoor Showcase Game to be played at Tim Hortons Field on March 14th, 2022.

The Bulldogs will host the Oshawa Generals, the day after The NHL Heritage Classic Game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres. Bulldogs Owner Michael Andlauer saw this as a great opportunity to allow more hockey fans within the Hamilton Community access to the excitement of an outdoor hockey event.

"I'm thrilled for our players, staff and fans to get to experience this once in a lifetime type of event. This Outdoor Showcase presents a wonderful opportunity to once again bring our community together through our Hamilton Bulldogs."

Working alongside the NHL, The Bulldogs hope to offer a similar experience to our fans as the NHL provides with the Winter Classic, Heritage Classic & Stadium Series games.

The March 14th meeting between the divisional rivals will be only the 4th Ontario Hockey League game to be played outdoors, following the 2013 Hockeytown Winter Festival doubleheader at Comerica Park in Detroit & the 67:50 Outdoor Game at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa in 2017. The Outdoor Showcase will be the first outdoor OHL game to be played in Ontario between two OHL teams.

"It's always an exciting opportunity to be able to take the Ontario Hockey League outdoors," said OHL Commissioner David Branch. "The League is grateful to both the National Hockey League, as well as the Bulldogs franchise led by Owner Michael Andlauer for the extensive amount of time and effort that goes into an event of this magnitude."

The Outdoor Showcase honours the history of hockey in Hamilton, taking place just a short walk from the site of the Hamilton Forum (Barton Street Arena) where the original Hamilton Tigers went on their 1919 run to an Allan Cup Championship in their inaugural season, where the NHL's Hamilton Tigers called home from 1920-1925, where the OHL had the Hamilton Tiger Cubs, Hamilton Red Wings & Hamilton Fincups, including the opening game of the 1962 Memorial Cup.

Tim Hortons Field is the perfect setting for the Outdoor Showcase with the history of Hamilton Tiger Cats, the excitement of outdoor hockey and the partnership between Hamilton's franchises.

"This historic event is the just the latest example of the tremendous partnership between the Bulldogs, Tiger-Cats and Forge FC and we're thrilled to welcome them to Tim Hortons Field for the Outdoor Showcase. The Tiger-Cats and Forge FC have a tremendous home field advantage because of our great fans & supporters and we know many of them, along with the broader Hamilton community, will descend on the stadium on March 14th to join all the Bulldogs fans to ensure the team has same type of support and advantage when they compete outdoors.". said Matt Afinec, President & Chief Operating Officer, Hamilton Sports Group.

Ticket prices will start as low as $25 and range up to $45 in the club seating area. Group rates are also available by contacting the Bulldogs office. We look forward to seeing our incredible Bulldogs fans filling Tim Hortons Field with our Black & Gold.

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