No Outdoor Hockey for Ottawa

The mayor of Ottawa says he’s not giving up on staging an outdoor hockey game next year to help mark Canada’s 150th birthday.

Jim Watson says he’ll meet with the Ottawa Senators organization to look at alternatives, after the federal government declined to set up a rink on Parliament Hill.

Watson says re-creating a game between the Sens and Montreal Canadiens that took place in December 1917 would also mark the 100th anniversary of the N-H-L.

He says it’s a significant milestone that should be properly celebrated.