MICHIGAN: Fans of Ice Hockey has set a new world record of most numbers of spectators to watch a match, as more than 100,000 fans packed the Big House to watch the Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings play in the NHL's sixth Winter Classic, ARY News reported.
In the end, the Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings, 3-2, on Tyler Bozak's shootout goal, but ice hockey, played this day in its wintry original form, came out the biggest winner.
The official attendance, 105,491, will set a record for an ice hockey game pending confirmation by the Guinness Book of Records. The previous mark, 104,173, was set here for a 2010 game between Michigan and Michigan State.
The temperature was minus 10 degrees Celsius at game time. A steady snowfall that started before dawn delayed traffic, turning a 45-minute drive from Detroit into a crawl of more than 2½ hours, causing fans to miss the opening face-off.