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Winter Classic begins with low temperatures on snowy day in Michigan

Nathan Dunville, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, left, and Adam Boutilier, of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, pose for family photographs at the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan, 1. 2014, where the Detroit Red Wings play the Toronto Maple Leafs. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Nathan Dunville, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, left, and Adam Boutilier, of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, pose for family photographs at the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan, 1. 2014, where the Detroit Red Wings play the Toronto Maple Leafs. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs began with cold temperatures as snow fell steadily over the ice at Michigan Stadium.

The game-time temperature was announced at -10 degrees C, with a wind chill of -17. The wind of 16 km/h was blowing into the faces of the Red Wings in the first period and figures to be a factor throughout the game.

Significant amounts of snow were shovelled off the ice during early stoppages in play.

The average temperature of the previous five Winter Classics was 3.9 degrees.

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