Two of the Original Six of the NHL, the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, will face off in the 2019 Winter Classic inside the home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish; Notre Dame Stadium. Today, the Blackhawks unveiled the logo for the game:
The NHL released this statement about the logo:
NEW YORK - The National Hockey League today unveiled the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® logo as the Chicago Blackhawks® prepare to host the Boston Bruins® outdoors at Notre Dame Stadium on New Year’s Day.
Designed by NHL Creative Services and Fanbrandz (Montclair, N.J.), the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® logo celebrates the first NHL outdoor hockey game to be played at iconic Notre Dame Stadium. This year’s logo features an ice-frosted, green iconic shamrock, a tip o’ the hat to the famed history and fabled legacy of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The logo features a cursive inspired NHL Winter Classic® type treatment which is an evolution of the typography that has become a familiar and consistent feature in all 10 previous NHL Winter Classic® logos.
The outdoor game will be played at Notre Dame Stadium, home of the NCAA Division I Notre Dame Fighting Irish, on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The game will be broadcast on NBC in the United States and on Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada at 1 p.m. ET.
Additional details on the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® - including ticketing information and other events surrounding the game - will be announced at a later date. NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from the event leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will have exclusive coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the official hashtag NHL #WinterClassic.
While many of us were talking about the Garth Brooks concert coming up — and many were getting pretty damn excited for it... I think this is still the best new thing to come from the Notre Dame Stadium Crossroads project.
Yes, it’s one game — but one of the coolest (quite literally) things you can have in an outdoor stadium. The Winter Classic has had some mixed results in the past, but imagining a winter swept hockey game inside the House That Rock Built on New Year’s Day is pretty dope.
If you’re just now wondering about the possible schedule clash with the college football bowl games that day, here they are:
So... we can only wait to see how that shapes up. Until then, I think that this logo is pretty sweet, and once it gets on a t-shirt HERE TAKE ALL MY MONEY!