Vegas Golden Knights, Colorado Avalanche outdoor game halted, to resume later Saturday

Feb 20, 2021; Stateline, NV, USA; General view of fire pits with the Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights logos in the first period of a NHL Outdoors hockey game at Lake Tahoe. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday’s outdoor game pitting the Vegas Golden Knights and the Colorado Avalanche in Stateline, Nev., has been suspended after one period due to poor ice conditions.

Commissioner Gary Bettman announced on NBC that the game on the shores of Lake Tahoe will resume at 9 p.m. PT (Midnight ET).

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“The plan is simply we concluded after consulting with our icemakers and both teams, we didn’t think it was safe or appropriate (to play) at this time,” Bettman said.

Bettman met with league officials and representatives from both teams before making his announcement after a delay of more than one hour.

The Avalanche held a 1-0 lead on a goal by defenseman Samuel Girard before officials elected to halt the game.

The rink is built on the 18th fairway of Edgewood Tahoe Resort golf course.

–Field Level Media