Wings, Leafs alumni to meet again

The Detroit News
Steve Yzerman skates in the Red Wings-Maple Leafs alumni game at Comerica Park on Dec. 31, 2013.

Notable former players from the Red Wings and Maple Leafs will play an alumni game at BMO Field in Toronto ahead of the Jan. 1 NHL Centennial Classic, the Leafs announced Thursday.

Date and time of the alumni game have not been determined.

The Detroit vs. Toronto outdoor Centennial Classic is part of a year-long celebration marking the 100th year of the Maple Leafs franchise and the NHL.

Red Wings and Maple Leafs previously met in a New Year’s Day outdoor game in 2014 at Michigan Stadium in the NHL Winter Classic. The Wings-Leafs alumni game for that event took place at Comerica Park.

The 2017 Winter Classic game will be between the Blues and Blackhawks at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Jan. 2.