NHL looking at Regina to potentially host outdoor game

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Hockey fans in Saskatchewan don’t often get to see live NHL action in person, but the league could be looking to bring a game to the province in the future.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday during the Headlines segment of Hockey Night in Canada that the league is looking at Regina to one day play host to an outdoor game.

It’s unclear which venue the league will consider but the leading contender would presumably be Mosaic Stadium, home of the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.

During the 2017-18 season, the WHL’s Regina Pats were forced to move a scheduled game at the venue indoors due to weather issues and poor ticket sales.

There are two scheduled outdoor games this season: the Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Bruins on New Year’s Day at Notre Dame Stadium, then a Stadium Series game Feb. 23 between the Flyers and Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.

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