To celebrate the new year 2023, trust the writing of Hockey Archives. We suggest 10 dates to absolutely put in your calendar for 2023. Happy New Year to all!
January 2, 2023: The Winter Classic
Who says new year says Winter Classic! The outdoor game of the year 2023 brings hockey fans to Boston’s legendary Fenway Park for hometown Boston Bruins to face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Atmosphere guaranteed in the Red Sox stadium!
January 5, 2023: Final of the Junior World Championships
The beginning of the year often gives pride of place to the qualifying matches of the World Junior Championships. And on January 5, 2023, you will have to watch the final of these Championships closely to admire the future stars of the NHL. We take little risk in telling you to look closely at a certain Connor Bedard…
February 4, 2023: NHL All-Star Game
The All-Star Game is a highly anticipated event of the 2022-2023 NHL season. Featuring the league’s best players, the All-Star Game will be played at the home of the Florida Panthers. In addition to the traditional matches, there will be the classic power shot contests and also the race to go around the ice rink and many other events… We’re going to have a blast at the beginning of February in Florida!
February 9, 2023: Colorado Avalanche @ Tampa Bay Lightning:
Didn’t you get up to follow the Stanley Cup campaign and the final between Colorado and Tampa in the summer of 2022? Catch-up session with the first confrontation between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche. The rosters have changed a bit, but we promise you intense action from the performers on skates… Especially defender Cale Makar. Yes, we also have the right to give you our opinion, right?
February 18, 2023: Stadium Series
Another outdoor highlight of the year: the Stadium Series. This year, they take place on February 18, 2023 and pit the Carolina Hurricanes against the Washington Capitals. The Carolina team will play at the North Carolina State Wolfpack’s boiling ground, Carter-Finley Stadium. A lot can change by then, but between the fiery Hurricanes team – which as of December 31, 2022 has 10 victories in a row – and that of Ovechkin in the hunt for Gretzky’s records, the meeting promises.
February 25, 2023: Chicago Blackhawks @ San Jose Sharks
Alert in the eyes of Sharks supporters: tears will flow. On February 25, 2023, the Sharks retired Patrick Marleau’s jersey. The striker holds several franchise records including the record for games played (1,779), goals (518) and also points (1,102). In short, Patrick Marleau is the soul of the Californian franchise. It’s well worth a little tribute evening for the player who also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
April 6 and 8, 2023: Frozen Four
College Hockey also has its annual tournament! The Frozen Four is played this year on April 6 and 8, 2023 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay. Who will succeed the Denver Pioneers, champions of the year 2022?
April 13, 2023: Last games of the NHL regular season
April 13, 2023 is the end of the NHL regular season. Three posters on the program including the Montreal Canadiens who will face the New York Islanders, Dallas who will face Saint-Louis and San José who will oppose Calgary. The playoffs will begin a few days later and the conquest for the Stanley Cup too…
May 26-June 4, 2023: Memorial Cup Tournament
How not to include the Memorial Cup in our calendar? The cup awarded to the Canadian Hockey League champion will be presented in Kamloops, British Columbia. This tournament is also an opportunity for some young people whose career will not go any further to show their talents, but also for future players scheduled for the Repêchage to solidify their status.
June 28-29, 2023: NHL Draft
“And with the First Pick, the [Nom de l’équipe qui draftera numéro #1] select Connor Bedard.” We take few risks, but, in all likelihood, Connor Bedard, prospect of the Regina Pats will be chosen number 1 in the Draft by a team that will prove to be very lucky. Even if we are not immune to a “Shane Wright”.
The NHL Draft will take place on June 28 and 29, 2023 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and on the dedicated podium, the managerial organizations of the NHL will play the future of their franchises. We look forward.