The Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens in the Heritage Classic.
It had all the hoopla of a championship game.
And the 2011 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic left fans with memories of something much more meaningful than a regular-season NHL match.
The thermometer read -8.6 C at the opening faceoff between the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens -and dropped as low as -21 C with the wind chill during the game -but the 41,022 faithful who filled the sold-out stands at McMahon Stadium didn’t seem to care.
“It was worth every penny,” enthused Kim White, bedecked in Flames yellow and red Heritage Classic clothing.
“Yesterday and today, it was fantastic, absolutely wonderful,” added her mother, Jackie White, outfitted head to toe in Habs gear. “We loved every minute of it.”