The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds are most definitely a competitive experience that can be compared to most any Ontario Hockey League experience. The GFL Memorial Gardens is one of the best venues in the league and the Hounds are a consistently competitive team. When in the Sault, it is a great idea to check out some Hound Power.
The Niagara IceDogs continue to provide an excellent experience and fit well in the Ontario Hockey League. It is fantastic that junior hockey has finally found success and needed stability in the Niagara Region after so many other attempts. Fans should definitely catch an IceDogs game, especially when checking out Niagara Falls.
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.
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.