The new, and needed, arena plans for Gatineau are bittersweet; time is running out for fans to experience this gem of an arena before the Olympiques open their next home. Though that will be an exciting day, it will mean the epic story of this arena must close. To see the ‘Old Bob’ is to see hockey history in action, and is a chance to be a part of the final chapters of this storied place. It’s a journey not to be missed!
The 67’s have been a part of Ottawa for decades, and have seen their home arena rebuilt to the standard befitting such an historic hockey club. Now that their on-ice performance matches that quality, fans are returning and bringing back life to the unique arena they inhabit. Ottawa is one of the great sport travel destinations in the world for the mix of sporting and cultural experiences, and the ease of access in getting to the city.
The Generals are the class of the nation on and off the ice. No team can claim to have won more than they have and no team can match the combination of stunning new arena and magnificent history on display. Attending a Generals game is one of those OHL experiences that feel like the NHL in miniature, but with the history and community passion that is found in cities where hockey has always been played, and without the corporate nonsense. The club is also ingrained in the community and a big part of civic spirit. For an introduction to OHL hockey, or for any fan of the game, visiting Oshawa is a more than worthwhile experience, exceedingly convenient, and absolutely one of the best sporting experiences in the country.
The first edition of the GT20 Canada tournament was a learning curve for its organizers, but was a tremendous boon for cricket and for the sport in Canada. For fans, it was a terrific time to see global stars in an intimate environment. Going forward, the tournament will surely grow and could very conceivably become a fixture on the summer calendar for Canada. For any cricket fan, a trip to Toronto is an absolute must. It is an entrancing summer city and the cricket on offer is second-to-none. If this is the start of cricket’s renaissance in Canada, the future is very bright!
Past temples of the game still host regular hockey in Toronto; Maple Leaf Gardens and Varsity Arena are two great examples, but no arena manages to retain its historical flair and combine it with modern conveniences quite like Ricoh Coliseum, the home of the legendary Toronto Marlborough Hockey Club, later known as the Marlboros, then the Marlies.