Blackhawks and Blues will play outdoor game at Busch Stadium in 2017

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CHICAGO –  Once again, the Blackhawks will be taking part in a game in the outdoors in 2017.

On Wednesday night the NHL announced that they will face the Blues at Busch Stadium  in the NHL Winter Classic on January 2nd of next year.

It’s the first outdoor games which St. Louis will host and is the fifth outdoor game for the Blackhawks in their history.

“It’s an honor to be selected as a participant in the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic,” President & CEO John McDonough said in a statement released by the team. “Playing the St. Louis Blues at iconic Busch Stadium is sure to add to the mystique of this intense rivalry.”

The Blackhawks took part in the Stadium Series game at TCF Bank Stadium on February 21st. They also hosted the 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field and a Stadium Series game against the Penguins in 2014.

Joel Quenneville and his team traveled to Nationals Park for another Winter Classic game in 2015. The Blackhawks have a 1-3 record in those games.

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