SoCal connection to Wrigley Game.

From Sporting News Today:

If you’re anywhere near Battleship Park in Mobile, Alabama today at noon, check out the 53-foot trailer truck that will be leaving — with a fair amount of fanfare, no doubt — for Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Inside this truck is the NHL’s first traveling refrigeration system, and its deparure signals the beginning of what is billed by the Blackhawks as the “Road to Wrigley” tour. According to, the truck houses the compressors, condensing tower, chillers, pumps — everything you would find in an engine room at an NHL rink, and everything the league will need to produce ice for the third new Year’s Day Winter Classic, which will pit the Blackhawks and defending champion Red Wings in this year’s version at Wrigley Field. The truck’s machinery, built by Cimco Refrigeration in Mobile, is scheduled to arrive in Chicago on Dec. 15. The 240 panels of aluminum flooring needed to build the main rink is being manufactured just outside Anaheim and will be delivered to Chicago by Dec. 12.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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