The persistence finally paid off for the Minnesota Wild, who were announced as the host of the 2021 NHL Winter Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis against an opponent that has yet to be determined.
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President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to touch on the situation in Turkey and an agriculture deal with China.
The Blues and super fan Laila Anderson were hosted at the White House by President Donald Trump. USA Today
Every returning member of the title-winning team went to the White House several months after a couple of 2018 Cup champion Washington Capitals players opted not to visit.
Alternate captain Alex Steen said the Blues do everything as a team on and off the ice, and cited that as one reason they captured the first championship in franchise history.
Some NHL teams placate their fans with free hats or magnetic schedules. The Philadelphia Flyers, however, know what their fans really want: the opportunity to smash a flat-screen television with a hockey stick.
The Flyers announced on Tuesday that the Wells Fargo Center now has a "Disassembly Room," the first-ever "rage room" inside a major professional sports arena.
Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder who died in 2016, will be honored with a mural in South Philadelphia.
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia will dedicate "Snider Hockey: Inspiring Our Youth" on Saturday at 10th Street and Snyder Avenue. Snider had long said he wanted his youth hockey foundation to become his legacy.
After a 51-season wait, the Blues raised the banner for their first Stanley Cup in franchise history Wednesday.
The ceremony preceded St. Louis' season opener against the Washington Capitals, who won their first Stanley Cup one year earlier.
The Capitals spoiled the Blues' big night, overcoming an early 2-0 deficit and winning 3-2 in overtime.
Work has begun on a $1.3 billion arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park.
The 19,000-seat arena will also include shops, restaurants and a hotel. Work is expected to be completed in time for the 2021-2022 season.
Until then, the Islanders will play home games at the Nassau Coliseum and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League has been purchased by a team of investors, led by Cannon Capital managing partner Miles Arnone.
It's a significant step for the NWHL, which is aiming for sustainability as many of the sport's top stars have opted to sit out this season.
While Toronto's Maple Leafs and Raptors gear up for next season, Scotiabank Arena is getting a multimillion-dollar face-lift.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment president and CEO Michael Friisdahl calls it a "reimagination" of the venue that opened in February 1999.
"We've got to keep getting better, we've got to keep improving the experience," Friisdahl said. "We won a championship -- we've won four championships in the last three years. That, if anything, motivates us to do even more."
The NHL released the 2019-20 schedule Tuesday, revealing that the Stanley Cup-winning St. Louis Blues will raise their banner Oct. 2 when they host the 2018 champion Washington Capitals.
A Stanley Cup Final rematch takes place Oct. 26 when the Boston Bruins host St. Louis. The teams meet one more time, in St. Louis, April 2.
The Arizona Coyotes will have a new majority owner in Alex Meruelo, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman hopes Meruelo can be the person to find a long-term arena solution and keep the team in Arizona.
Meruelo will take over for Andrew Barroway, who became the Coyotes' majority owner in 2014. Barroway will still keep a minority stake in the team. The transaction was unanimously approved by the NHL's Board of Governors at their meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas, but the deal is expected to close sometime in July, according to Bettman.