NHL Winter Classic ticket registration deadline approaching
Got winter clothes? Got a pile of cold, hard cash?
Anyone interested in attending the game can register for an online ticket lottery at www.nhl.com/winterclassictickets until 8:59 a.m. Pacific time on Monday. There's no registration fee involved.
Those selected in the drawing will be notified by Oct. 20 of their chance to purchase a pair of tickets (seated together). It will cost you: Prices range from $50 to $350 per seat.
Last season's game, between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks at Wrigley Field, was a wonderful showcase for the NHL. It was mind-boggling to see a hockey rink plunked down in the middle of the infield, and the players and coaches really got into the spirit of it with scarves and hats and a great amount of enthusiasm. The stylized, old-fashioned uniforms added to the fun. The backdrop of Fenway Park should provide similar interest for this season's game.
-- Helene Elliott