Cancellation Announced of Outdoor Game at Comerica Park

The Toronto Marlies and Grand Rapids Griffins will meet at Van Andel Arena on December 29th.

Toronto Maple Leafs
November 2, 2012

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The National Hockey League announced Friday that all events surrounding the 2012 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™ and the 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic ® have been cancelled due to the absence of a new collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHL Players Association.

“We want to thank Maple Leafs fans for their support, patience and understanding during CBA negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA,” said Tom Anselmi, President and C.O.O. of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. “We know our fans were excited to see this historic Original Six outdoor encounter in a couple of months and we are disappointed for them. However, we know that the NHL remains committed to achieving an agreement that is fair for the players and the member clubs, and one that will be good for the fans and our game.”
Anselmi added that the Maple Leafs are honoured to participate in the next Winter Classic at the University of Michigan.

The contest between the Maple Leafs’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies and the Grand Rapid Griffins that was originally scheduled for Comerica Park has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 29 at 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Those who have purchased tickets for the 2012-13 events can either receive refunds or maintain their tickets for the future events. Tickets will be refunded within 30 days to the original purchasers in the same manner in which the tickets were purchased – credit card or cheque.

For more information, please visit or call a member of the Maple Leafs Sales and Service Team at (416) 703-LEAF (5323).

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