Canucks to host Senators in 2014 Heritage Classic

The Canucks will face off against the Ottawa Senators at BC Place in Vancouver next season in the 2014 Heritage Classic.

The game will be played on March 2, 2014.

"With one of the world's great facilities as the setting, and one of the world's most scenic cities as the backdrop, the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at BC Place in Vancouver will honor hockey's Canadian heritage," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "With the excitement, the entertainment, the competitiveness and the fun of this game, the Canucks and Senators will create special memories for hockey fans everywhere."

BC Place is a retractable-roof stadium. It serves as the home to the BC Lions of the CFL and the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS.

Edmonton hosted Montreal in the original Heritage Classic in 2003 in the NHL's first outdoor regular-season game. Calgary hosted the Canadiens in the 2011 edition. The 2014 game will be the first played in a retractable-roof facility.