The Buffalo Sabres will face the Toronto Maple Leafs outdoors at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on March 13, 2022 at the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, which will take place for the first time since 2019.
“We are excited to announce that we will be presenting another Tim Hortons Heritage Classic this season,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “When the Toronto Maple Leafs meet the Buffalo Sabres at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, we again will honor Canada’s preeminent role in the history of our game while renewing a great and longstanding NHL rivalry. In addition, by inviting the first U.S.-based team to a Heritage Classic, we will celebrate the greater Golden Horseshoe region as the home of so many fans of both the Leafs and Sabres.”
The Sabres will be making their third appearance in an NHL regular-season outdoor game. Buffalo hosted the first-ever NHL Winter Classic against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the 2018 NHL Winter Classic against the New York Rangers.
“It’s an honor to play in the Heritage Classic game. It will be an incredible atmosphere and we are thrilled to be able to play the Maple Leafs in this special event. Many of us fell in love with hockey while playing on the pond or in backyards, so this will give us a chance to get back to our roots while celebrating the game of hockey,” Kevyn Adams, Sabres general manager.
The game will be broadcast on TNT and Sportsnet starting at 3 p.m.