The 2019 Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium is fast approaching, and on Tuesday the NHL revealed the practice jerseys and special pucks that will be used for the event.
First, let's take a look at the practice jerseys. They are similar in design to the Notre Dame jerseys, which is a nice tribute given where the game will be played.
Introducing the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Bruins official practice jerseys, featuring the classic B logo with Notre Dame Gold. Get yours at the @BostonProShop on Level 2 of #TDGarden. pic.twitter.com/uKspNlf8t3— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 11, 2018
The game-used pucks will actually change color depending on the temperature.
From purple to clear when the puck’s temperature is above freezing.@PPG provides @NHL with thermochromic puck coatings for 2019 Bridgestone NHL #WinterClassic. https://t.co/pWowF51gqT pic.twitter.com/3wZqj8SiGF— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 10, 2018
The puck color will change when the temperature is above freezing, which lets the referees know the puck needs to be replaced. That's a pretty cool feature, especially when you have an outdoor game where the weather changes on a whim. It's important to have the best equipment possible given the conditions, and this step will help ensure a higher quality of play.
The Bruins and Blackhawks will square off in the Winter Classic on New Year's Day. The game will be broadcast on NBC.
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