For the 2022 Heritage Classic on March 13, the Toronto Maple Leafs are taking it back to 1917.
Instead of sporting the classic Maple Leaf against the Buffalo in Hamilton, Toronto will enter Tim Horton’s Field as “Arenas” – a tribute to the franchise’s beginnings from 1917-1919.
The jersey was unveiled Thursday on Sportsnet during the first intermission of the Maple Leafs-Pittsburgh Penguins game:
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Earlier Thursday, the Buffalo Sabers revealed they would wear the classic charging buffalo with the two-sword logo on a cream-colored jersey. The uniforms are made from 60% recycled materials.
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The outdoor showcase of the CFL’s Tiger-Cats home returns to the league’s regular season schedule after games in 2019 in Regina, 2016 in Winnipeg, 2014 in Vancouver, 2011 in Calgary and 2003 in Edmonton.
The Leafs-Sabres matchup will be the NHL’s 35th outdoor game, and the third this season following the Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild on Jan. 1, and the Stadium Series between the Tampa Bay Lightning. and the Nashville Predators. February 26.
Toronto will play its fourth away game, while Buffalo will make its third appearance. The temperature in Hamilton on March 13, 2021 peaked at 5°C.
The game will air on Sportsnet and SN Now at 3 p.m. ET.
— With files from The Canadian Press