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NHL crew begins converting Ralph Wilson Stadium for hockey game

Updated: December 24, 2007, 5:22 PM ET
Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Fighting heavy wind and blowing snow, NHL work crews completed the initial phase of converting Ralph Wilson Stadium into a hockey rink for next week's Winter Classic outdoor game.

"The process of building the ice has begun," NHL spokesman Jamey Horan said Monday. Crews spent the past 24 hours surveying and protecting the field, unloading equipment and establishing refrigeration lines in preparation for the Buffalo Sabres' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on New ...

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