The National Hockey League Monday announced a new event for the 2020-21 regular season, the NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe, which will feature two regular-season outdoor games along the south shore of North America’s largest alpine lake in Stateline, Nevada. Bridgestone NHL Outdoors Saturday will showcase the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights on February 20. Honda NHL Outdoors Sunday will feature the Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins on February 21. Both games will be broadcast at 12p PT on NBC. Both games will be played without spectators. It is the first outdoor game in Golden Knights franchise history.
“The Vegas Golden Knights are extremely grateful for the opportunity to play our first ever outdoor game in beautiful Lake Tahoe, a truly majestic location for our sport to return to its roots,” said VGK chairman Bill Foley. “Skating and playing hockey on ponds, lakes and canals brings back fond memories for all of us who grew up loving the game. We can’t wait.”
The rink for NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe™ will be located on the lakefront 18th fairway of the golf course at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort, the annual site of the American Century Championship since 1990, and host of the 1985 U.S. Senior Open and 1980 U.S. Amateur Public Links. Set along the scenic Lake Tahoe shoreline, Edgewood Tahoe Resort is a 235-acre, LEED-certified luxe mountain haven overlooking the iconic Sierra Nevada.
The Avalanche, Bruins, Flyers and Golden Knights will each wear their adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jersey for the outdoor event. NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe continues the tradition the League established of staging outdoor games during the regular season, with the upcoming games in February marking the 31st and 32nd such events since 2003.