Sabres to play in 2022 Heritage Classic in Hamilton, Ont. against Maple Leafs

It will be the first outdoor game for the Sabres since the 2018 Winter Classic

The National Hockey League announced on Thursday the Buffalo Sabres will take part in the 2022 Heritage Classic on Sunday, March 13, 2022 against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Tim Hortons Field - home of the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats - in Hamilton, Ontario.

Faceoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET and will be telecast on TNT and Sportsnet.

This will be the third NHL outdoor game the Sabres have taken part in since 2008. The first outdoor game was the inaugural NHL Winter Classic at, then, Ralph Wilson Stadium - home of the NFL's Buffalo Bills - in Orchard Park. Buffalo then played 10 years later at the 2018 NHL Winter Classic played at Citi Field - home of the MLB's New York Mets - in Queens, N.Y. against the New York Rangers.

Meanwhile, the Sabres will become the first U.S.-based team to participate in the NHL Heritage Classic. In the previous five events, it has only featured games between two Canadian-based teams.