10 Jan REALice used at NHL Winter Classic in Boston, MA
It was overcast and 40.6 degrees F at puck drop on Friday, perfect conditions for outdoor hockey. The players certainly noticed the ice quality and after the game many of them commented on how much they appreciated the quality of the ice.
“As a player in the NHL, I’m very happy with the way the NHL prepared the ice,” Subban said. “[Thursday] it wasn’t great; [Friday] it felt better than some NHL rinks on some nights. It was hard. It was fast. The ice was not a factor in the game. If anything, it complemented the game.”