If you are a fan of junior hockey, or the sport in general, you must make a trip to the Sudbury Arena before the rink is closed for good. The city is in the process of trying to determine what to do with the old barn once the Wolves move on, and the common thought is to tear down the arena, and make way for a new convention centre, as they continue to improve the downtown core. It’s also nice that the city features some great attractions like the Big Nickel, Dynamic Earth and Science North, which are great venues to visit if you have some extra time to spend in the Nickel City.
Getting to a game in Sault Ste. Marie is not the easiest thing to do for most fans in the Ontario Hockey League. The drive itself to the Soo can be pretty intimidating. But when you reach the Essar Centre, it is more than worth it, as the rinks location is perfect.
When you hear about the city of Peterborough, the first thing that comes to mind are the Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. The maroon and white have called the city of Peterborough home since 1956 after relocating from Kitchener, and have seen legends pass through the halls of the PMC. The team is not for profit, and is run by a board of directors, similar to the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers.
The Barrie Molson Centre is credited for starting the trend of brand new medium-sized arenas in the Ontario Hockey League. With it being the first of its kind though, it has quickly fallen behind when it comes to some of the modern amenities, and has missed out on several attempts to host the CHL Mastercard Memorial Cup, with the last attempt being in 2014.