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Hockey league match in Longgang

2018-08-08

Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames, two ice hockey teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), will play in a pre-season game in Shenzhen next month.

Founded in 1917, the NHL currently comprises 31 teams: 24 in the United States and seven in Canada. It is considered the premier professional ice hockey league in the world and one of the major professional sports leagues in North America.

The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.

Boston Bruins has been in existence since 1924 and is the league’s third-oldest team overall and the oldest in the United States. The team has won six Stanley Cup championships.

Calgary Flames is the third major professional ice hockey team to represent the city of Calgary, Canada. The team was founded in 1972 in Atlanta, the United States, as the Atlanta Flames until relocating to Calgary in 1980. In 1988-89, the Flames won their first and only championship.

Dates: 2:10 p.m., Sept. 5

Tickets: 80-1,080 yuan

Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Center, 3001 Longxiang Boulevard, Longgang District (龙岗区龙翔大道3001号深圳龙岗大运中心)

Metro: Line 3 to Universiade Station (大运站), Exit C(SD News)