Senators Plan To Make Numerous Weekend Events Around Outdoor Game In Ottawa
The Senators are "planning a big weekend" around next month’s outdoor NHL 100 Classic game against the Canadiens, according to Bruce Garrioch of the OTTAWA SUN. The Senators will "hold a Red and White Alumni game." Sources said that the "concept they are working on at the moment would see" teams led by former NHLers Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Phillips. There will be "no admission charge for the game which will be held on Friday, Dec. 15th on Parliament Hill." The outdoor game is a "virtual sellout already." However, the plan is for the Senators to "set up a big screen on Parliament Hill so fans can go up there and watch the game with their families." The day after the game the rink "will be open for the club’s annual skating party." It will also be "free to the public." Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk "wanted the game being played against the Habs on Parliament Hill initially, but the federal government was worried about the logistics and decided not to allow it." If these activities "get the green light then it gives the Senators the ability to still use Parliament Hill as a backdrop for the game" (OTTAWA SUN, 11/9).