Fenway Park Becomes a Hockey Rink

Summer game, Red Sox yield to Winter Classic, Bruins
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2010 2:47 PM CST
Fenway Park Becomes a Hockey Rink
Flyer Matt Carle (25), Bruin Byron Bitz (61) and Flyer Chris Pronger (20) chase a loose puck during the first period of the NHL Winter Classic today at Fenway Park in Boston.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The crown jewel of American baseball became a hockey rink today as the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers took over Fenway Park for the NHL Winter Classic. Fans packed the stands and even perched atop the iconic left-field wall, wearing far more clothing than typical visitors to the almost-98-year-old park. "Not in my wildest dreams did I think there would be a hockey game here," a vendor called into offseason service told the Boston Herald.

Bobby Orr led the Bruins onto the field through the Rex Sox dugout, and Bobby Clarke did the honors for the visitors. "I haven’t been here since I was seven and I’m here for a hockey game,” said a Flyers fan in town from Philadelphia for the game. “How amazing is that?" But she went home disappointed as the Bruins won in overtime, 2-1.
(More Fenway Park stories.)

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