2014 Heritage Classic

2014 Heritage Classic

The 2014 NHL Heritage Classic was an outdoor regular season National Hockey League (NHL) game held indoor, part of the Heritage Classic series of outdoor NHL ice hockey games in Canada. It took place on March 2, 2014, in BC Place, with the Ottawa Senators facing off against home team Vancouver Canucks.[1] It is the first "outdoor" game to be played in what technically is an indoor stadium, albeit one of a larger capacity than a typical NHL arena; BC Place is a retractable roof venue, and it is unknown if the stadium has the capabilities to keep its roof open during inclement weather (several stadiums of the type explicitly cannot be kept open in such an environment due to drainage concerns). The game was televised nationally in Canada on CBC and nationally in the United States on NBCSN.

It was announced hours before the game that the roof of BC Place would be closed for the duration of the game due to weather concerns.

The 2014 NHL Heritage Classic was also the last game to feature Roberto Luongo as a player for Vancouver.

Game summary

The rink inside BC Place before pregame warmups
Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st VAN Jason Garrison (7) (PP) Dan Hamhuis (12), Jannik Hansen (6) 04:54 1–0 VAN
VAN Zack Kassian (11) Unassisted 11:27 2–0 VAN
OTT Clarke MacArthur (19) Erik Condra (8), Eric Gryba (8) 15:15 2–1 VAN
OTT Erik Karlsson (16) (PP) Clarke MacArthur (25) 17:03 2–2 TIE
2nd OTT Cody Ceci (2) Jason Spezza (31), Milan Michalek (16) 10:11 3–2 OTT
3rd OTT Colin Greening (6) (EN) Chris Neil (4), Zack Smith (7) 18:27 4–2 OTT
Number in parenthesis represents the player's total in goals or assists to that point of the season
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st OTT Colin Greening High-sticking 03:17 2:00
OTT Chris Neil High-sticking 08:44 2:00
VAN Ryan Stanton Tripping 16:03 2:00
2nd OTT Eric Gryba Hooking 05:29 2:00
VAN Jannik Hansen Diving 05:29 2:00
VAN Zack Kassian Roughing 15:09 2:00
3rd OTT Chris Neil Unsportsmanlike conduct 01:41 2:00
VAN Tom Sestito Unsportsmanlike conduct 01:41 2:00
VAN Alexandre Burrows Roughing 05:38 2:00
OTT Chris Phillips Roughing 05:38 2:00
OTT Eric Gryba High-sticking 14:11 2:00
VAN Brad Richardson Tripping 15:47 2:00
Period 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Ottawa 10 12 6 28
Vancouver 12 8 11 31
Power play opportunities
Ottawa 1/3
Vancouver 1/3
Three star selections
Team Player Statistics
1st OTT Clarke MacArthur 1 Goal, 1 Assist
2nd VAN Ryan Kesler 4 Shots, 4 Hits
3rd OTT Erik Karlsson 1 Goal

Team rosters

Ottawa Senators
# Player Position
3 Marc Methot D
4 Chris Phillips (A) D
5 Cody Ceci D
6 Bobby Ryan RW
7 Kyle Turris C
9 Milan Michalek LW
14 Colin Greening C
15 Zack Smith C
16 Clarke MacArthur LW
19 Jason Spezza (C) C
22 Erik Condra RW
25 Chris Neil (A) RW
40 Robin Lehner G
41 Craig Anderson G
46 Patrick Wiercioch D
62 Eric Gryba D
65 Erik Karlsson D
68 Mike Hoffman C
89 Cory Conacher LW
93 Mika Zibanejad C
Head coach: Paul MacLean
Vancouver Canucks
# Player Position
1 Roberto Luongo G
2 Dan Hamhuis D
3 Kevin Bieksa (A) D
5 Jason Garrison D
7 David Booth LW
8 Chris Tanev D
9 Zack Kassian RW
14 Alexandre Burrows LW
15 Brad Richardson RW
17 Ryan Kesler C
18 Ryan Stanton D
20 Chris Higgins LW
21 Zac Dalpe C
22 Daniel Sedin LW
23 Alexander Edler D
24 Raphael Diaz D
29 Tom Sestito LW
31 Eddie Lack G
33 Henrik Sedin (C) C
36 Jannik Hansen RW
Head coach: John Tortorella
Fireworks were set-off at the conclusion of the game



See also


  1. ^ CBC, "NHL adds 5 outdoor games in 2014, including Vancouver: reports", April 16, 2013