It's no secret that one of Canada’s greatest pastimes is hockey. A step above that is playing outdoor hockey during the rigorous winter season. Go one step further and you have the NHL Winter Classic, an annual outdoor hockey game that takes place at a different North American sports’ stadium each year on New Year’s Day.
This year’s edition featured the Detroit Red Wings hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium, home of the University of Michigan Wolverines Football Team. Being a big hockey fan I made the cross-Southern Ontario drive along the 401 through Windsor and into Detroit for the festivities, and they did not disappoint.