5 Things You Need to Know Today — Nov. 3, 2012

Here's what's going on today in Plymouth and Canton.

Trivia: The NHL postponed the Winter Classic, scheduled for Jan. 1, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, on Friday. The move also scrubs the Hockeytown Winter Festival featuring the Plymouth Whalers and Plymouth and Canton high school hockey teams. 

What was the first outdoor NHL game?

Yesterday's trivia answer: Paul Sincock has been Plymouth City Manager since 2001.

5. Don't forget to set your clock back tonight

It's time to fall back! Be sure to set your clock back tonight for the end of Daylight Saving, and also take the time to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms. 

4. Halloween Costume Contest, chance to win $5,000 extended

Because Halloween activities were postponed on the East Coast, our Halloween Costume Contest deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween—if you have an awesome costume, showcase your creation in our Best Halloween Costume in America Contest.

Last year, the , won. This year, it could be you. Enter our contest for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize! Today is the last day!

3. Like us on Facebook!

To ensure you get the latest updates from Plymouth-Canton Patch, be sure to like our Facebook page.

2. Elections are next week

Elections are only four days away! Stay informed on the candidates and ballot proposals by visiting our elections topic page. There you will find our 2012 Voter Guide, news on the elections and information on candidate forums.

1. Contribute to Patch and Gleaner's virtual food drive!

Patch.com, through its 30 Michigan sites including Plymouth-Canton, launched an online food drive to raise $10,000 by Nov. 17 to feed area families. This is the first virtual food drive for the Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Patch is proud and honored to be their first partner.

Shop Gleaners' virtual grocery shelves. Click to get started!

Tom Dusbiber November 03, 2012 at 02:05 PM
The first outdoor game to feature an NHL team was held on February 2, 1954. The Detroit Red Wings played an exhibition game on an outdoor ice surface, in 21°F weather, against inmates at Michigan's Marquette Branch Prison. After the first period the Red Wings led in the game 18–0; the score for the rest of the game was not kept. The first outdoor game between two NHL teams was an official pre-season match-up on September 27, 1991. The game took place in the parking lot of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, and featured the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers.


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