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.
Kingston is one of the truly great places to visit in Ontario. The Kingston Frontenacs can be a part of a stop in Kingston and the Leon’s Centre is a solid facility. The Fronts are pushing the envelope in what fans can expect for a game day experience and the product on the ice can only get better. Hockey fans should definitely take a trip to Eastern Ontario to the historic, vibrant city of Kingston and make plans to catch the Fronts in action. There will be no regrets.
The return of OHL hockey to North Bay was most definitely a welcomed one. The Battalion have brought top notch hockey back and even the Battalion name and military motif make a whole lot more sense than they did in Brampton. Hopefully, the Battalion will continue to have a long and prosperous tenure in North Bay, an experience that fans who are in the north, should definitely check out.
Combine the cross-Canadian appeal of the football’s Grey Cup with the Canadian love for hockey, and throw in a hearty dose of appreciation for Canadian military history, and you have one very Canadian combination. Consider that this combination exists in trophy form, and that said trophy has been hoisted 99 times by Canada’s junior hockey champions, and place the hundredth edition of the storied tournament in the heartland of the country, and you have one epic occasion to celebrate a century of junior hockey in the country.
When the arena isn’t full, the FirstOntario Centre is a decent place to watch very, very good hockey being played in the centre of a lively and growing city. When full, the atmosphere is unsurpassed and will sweep any casual fan up in it. The proximity to both Toronto and the American border, combined with plenty to do, make Hamilton a great stop on the sporting calendar and continued success might make the Bulldogs the stable hockey team the city has wanted for so long.
Hockey fans in Mississauga look to finally have found some stability, but there is lots of room to grow until the seats are always filled. Hershey Centre is a great place to catch a well-run hockey team and is an excellent introduction to the OHL for hockey fans in Toronto. Although the road to permanency continues to be rocky, Mississauga is settling in more every year as a great place to catch a game and support the local club, and fans continue to say “don’t doubt the trout.”