Stadium Journey 2018-2019 NHL Arena Rankings

Stadium Journey 2018-2019 NHL Arena Rankings

The 2018-19 Stanley Cup Playoffs have already been one of the more memorable ones in recent memory, and we’re not even done with the first round. In the spirit of the playoffs, Stadium Journey presents our rankings of all 32 National Hockey League arenas (we included both New York Islander home venues). Just like the playoffs, these rankings include a great many surprises. This list is sure to promote a great deal of debate, pride and outrage among sports’ most passionate fans.

Veteran’s Memorial Park – Sacred Heart Pioneers

Veteran’s Memorial Park – Sacred Heart Pioneers

Starting in 2001, the Pioneers played their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in neighboring Bridgeport. The ballpark, which also served as home to the Atlantic League’s Bridgeport Bluefish, was closed in 2017 to be converted to an outdoor concert venue. Sacred Heart was forced to split their 2018 home schedule among several area ballparks. For 2019 the school found a home closer to campus at neighboring Veteran’s Memorial Park, right across the street from the Sacred Heart campus.

Canadian Women’s Hockey League to Cease Operations

Canadian Women’s Hockey League to Cease Operations

In a press release made earlier this morning, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) has made the decision to discontinue operations effective May 1, 2019. In the words of the release, “while the on-ice hockey is exceptional, the business model has proven to be economically unsustainable.”