- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The weather already presented its first hurdle to the NHL in building an ice rink for California’s second outdoor hockey game.

The NHL’s specialized 53-foot mobile refrigeration unit was forced to be re-routed on its more than four-day trip from Toronto to Santa Clara. The truck traveled south to Texas and Los Angeles before driving up to the Bay Area because of the threat of snow that could have shut down mountain passes.

But the truck still arrived as scheduled on Monday and the process of building the rink at Levi’s Stadium for the game Feb. 21 between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks.

The first outdoor game in warm California went off successfully last year when the Kings and Anaheim Ducks played at Dodger Stadium.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide