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Report: “Frozen Fenway” could happen in 2014

Dec 3, 2012, 9:14 PM EST

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The “Frozen Fenway” event that originally accompanied the 2010 Winter Classic might just become an every-other-year event in Boston.

The Boston Red Sox are planning a possible third edition of the event for 2014, according to College Hockey News (via NHL.com).

“We are deep into the planning phase for the possibility of a return of Frozen Fenway in 2014,” Red Sox executive Sam Kennedy said. “We will need to secure proper city approvals and complete our negotiations with the many teams who are interested in competing before we will have any formal announcement.”

Along with the series of events that took place in 2010, there was also a “Frozen Fenway” series of events beginning on Jan. 7, 2012.

Each time, the multi-week series featured NCAA games while also including contests between local high school teams and public skate opportunities. As Kennedy indicates, the 2014 participants haven’t been selected yet.

If the series of events does indeed happen in 2014, this could turn into quite the Beantown hockey tradition.

  1. mpg44 - Dec 3, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    This is what they Are thinking about ? Don’t you people have something bigge to think about instead? Hard to plan a game when there is no league !

    • stain67 - Dec 3, 2012 at 9:34 PM

      You might want go read this article again.
      NCAA hockey is not experiencing a lockout.
      “Frozen fenway” will bring college hockey to the park.

      • mpg44 - Dec 3, 2012 at 10:49 PM

        Did you miss that part where they call it the winter classic ? Pretty sure college hockey is not going to be the main act.

      • mpg44 - Dec 3, 2012 at 10:53 PM

        Last time I checked they don’t spend millions of dollars on putting an outdoor rink in a baseball stadium for a college jockey game only. Use your brain a bit will you!

      • nyrangersnation - Dec 3, 2012 at 11:17 PM

        Uhhh, actually you both are the morons. It said the first time they did this was for the Winter Classic in Boston. They then continued it because it sold out in minutes. The second time was in 2012 where if you haven’t been living under a rock and are a hockey fan, the Winter Classic in 2012 was in Philly. And the events started on January 7th, well after the Winter Classic in Philadelphia. Boston is a great hockey town and they love their college hockey due to the large amount of college hockey teams and college aged kids in the area. So mpg44, use YOUR brain a little bit and learn how to actually read an article.

      • greatminnesotasportsmind - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:52 AM

        Your right they don’t use a tiny baseball stadium, they use Soldier Field.

    • zetaone - Dec 3, 2012 at 11:13 PM

      Selective reading at its finest mpg44.

      Taken from Wikipedia:

      “Frozen Fenway is an annual series of collegiate games featuring hockey teams from local and regional colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of New Hampshire, University of Maine, University of Vermont, Northeastern University, Boston College and Boston University, and is held during the first part of the event. After the completion of the hockey series, the rink was opened to the public for free ice skating.”

      The second sentence of the article even says “The Boston Red Sox are planning a possible THIRD edition of the event for 2014″.

      Honestly the article was like 7 sentences long.. it takes at most 30 seconds to read.

    • hockeyflow33 - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:54 AM

      You should probably understand that hockey is huge here in the Northeast and because of that, the ice is completely booked by men’s league teams, pick-up skates, schools, public skating etc.

    • elvispocomo - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      Reading is fundamental:

      “The “Frozen Fenway” event that originally accompanied the 2010 Winter Classic might just become an every-other-year event in Boston.

      Along with the series of events that took place in 2010, there was also a “Frozen Fenway” series of events beginning on Jan. 7, 2012.

      Each time, the multi-week series featured NCAA games while also including contests between local high school teams and public skate opportunities. As Kennedy indicates, the 2014 participants haven’t been selected yet.”

  2. husky2score - Dec 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    ^^^^^^^
    It is also hard to find news like this when there is no league.

  3. lexbubba - Dec 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Not only does this not excite me… It’s insanely annoying to hear they’re thinking about this money-maker with the season on the line. Good luck getting people pumped about the WC again.

    • gallyhatch - Dec 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

      This has nothing to do with the NHL, Bruins or lockout.

      It’s college & high school hockey.

      • mpg44 - Dec 3, 2012 at 10:54 PM

        Really … I have a bridge for sale if your interested !

      • gallyhatch - Dec 4, 2012 at 6:33 AM

        REALLY?

        I now understand how you came to buy that bridge you are trying to unload.

      • elvispocomo - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:36 PM

        Zing!

  4. itsallniceonice - Dec 3, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    I’ve happily seen more hockey games in Fenway than baseball games. Snowed the entire BC-BU game the 1st year and got to see my alumni play UVM the next. I don’t understand how people can complain about seeing the best hockey division in the NCAA suit up and play under the lights at Fenway. It’s freaking awesome and not to be missed!

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Dec 3, 2012 at 10:37 PM

      Second best college hockey conference. The WCHA is the best in the NCAA hockey.

      • woodstakes - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:07 AM

        Here here greatminnesotasportsmind, it saddens me that the WCHA is going away… Going to miss some of the rivalries.. especially UND/Minn! I guess I let you wonder who it is I rout for! LoL

      • greatminnesotasportsmind - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:51 AM

        Agreed on that one. UND/Min was a great rivalry that will be lost.

        Nothing says rivalry like Minnesota/Penn State (sarcastic)

  5. northstars17 - Dec 3, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    The McRib is back guys!

    mMMMmmHHHHhhh

  6. mnwildfan15 - Dec 3, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Detroit is already locked in for the next(2014) classic and if the Wild make the playoffs then MN will receive the next classic. If they do it right they will throw in a high school tournament plus gophers vs badgers.

    • nyrangersnation - Dec 3, 2012 at 11:19 PM

      This is just a Boston-area thing.

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:49 AM

      Gophers/Badgers is already happening outdoors this year at Solider Field

  7. nyrangersnation - Dec 3, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    So many stupid people. This has nothing to do with the NHL, Bruins, or NHLPA. It’s for college hockey and high school. If you knew anything about anything, a large majority of hockey players from the US come from the Massachusetts area. Also, there is Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, UMASS, and and a bunch of great prep school teams in the Boston area. This event is strictly for the Boston-area. It has no bearing on the NHL, the Bruins, or the lockout. You think it would fail? BC-BU is arguably the best rivalry in sports. And they did it for a second time in 2012 when the WC was in Philly, they just did it a week later and they completely sold out as if it were the WC of 2010. Seriously, did people even read the post?

    • woodstakes - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:09 AM

      You’d think the link would pretty much give it away… according to COLLEGE HOCKEY NEWS! LoL

    • homelanddefense - Dec 4, 2012 at 8:59 AM

      its not just Massachusetts, its New England in general. RI, NH, VT, ME all have strong hockey roots. Heck a little state like RI has Providence College in Hockey East and Mt St. Charles, a high school powerhouse.

  8. michiganhockey11 - Dec 4, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Yeah, the NHL had already said that in the event that the season and Winter Classic gets canned this season, the Winter Classic will still be in Ann Arbor next year….

  9. ironmike778 - Dec 4, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Some of you idiots might want to actually read the article. This is a great event for college and high school kids.

    • elvispocomo - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM

      There’s only one idiot, he just comments a lot.

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