Apr 26, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT
After the 2012 edition was canceled due to the NHL lockout, the Baltimore Hockey Classic is returning for 2013.
That was the word out of Washington on Friday as the Capitals announced they’d be playing an exhibition game against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore.
“Baltimore is a great hockey market with a long hockey tradition and we are excited to make our return to 1st Mariner Arena next season,” said Capitals president Dick Patrick.
The first Classic occurred in 2011, when the Caps took on the Predators in front of a capacity crown of 11,082.
It marked the first time professional hockey had been played in Baltimore since 1997, when the Bandits — Anaheim’s then-AHL affiliate — played in the city.
The ’12 Classic was supposed to feature the Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets but, as mentioned above, was turfed due to the work stoppage.
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