NHL Announces Two Outdoor Games in Lake Tahoe

The NHL is coming back this month and the good news keeps rolling in as the league has announced they have two outdoor games planned for Lake Tahoe.

Approximate Location via Sportsnet

The teams will include the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights. This gives the league a grand chance to showcase some stars, showcase the league and have a little fun outside along the way. Given the pandemic restrictions, there's still a ton of protocols and hoops to jump through but it's a great site seeing an announcement like this come through.

The games are slated for next month and the scene will be spectacular.

Here's more from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet:

According to multiple sources, the NHL is beginning its Mystery, Alaska experiment, with four teams as part of a unique two-game, two-day “Outdoor Weekend” showcase at Lake Tahoe. Edgewood Tahoe Resort, home of the popular celebrity golf tournament, is hosting these games, which will be played around the 16th, 17th and 18th holes.

The NHL, searching for something different in a season where fan involvement will be extremely limited, scouted several locations for a scenic event. Right after the Edmonton bubble, there was a trip to Lake Louise, AB — but signage limits on government property nixed that. Another option was Park City, Utah.

Fans will not be in attendance, with the number of people limited to about 400 — basically the teams’ travelling parties and whoever is needed to work. It will give television different opportunities to broadcast the games, such as drone cameras. 

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