If there is a bucket list item in Canadian university athletics, a trip to Thunder Bay to take in the Lakehead Thunderwolves might just be it. A totally unique experience, visiting fans will get a full Northern Ontario experience in the best university hockey atmosphere in the country. Sure the Thunderwolves benefit from being the only game in town, but it can’t be a coincidence that other leagues are a little shy to attempt to take up residence at the Fort William Gardens and compete with the Thunderwolves.
It is amazing how far North Bay has come since the departure of the Centennials. It was the community of North Bay rallying around the Nipissing Lakers that brought the city to where it is today. Nipissing Lakers hockey remains a great experience for OUA hockey and fans heading to the Gateway of the North should check out the Lake Effect.
A great use of an evening in Toronto is hitting the time warp that is Varsity Arena. The Toronto Varsity Blues provide a truly historical venue and the opportunity to check out some great hockey. It is well worth it to check out this legendary team in their legendary venue.
Saint Mary’s University recently announced approval to construct a state-of-the-art venue for the Huskies men’s and women’s Atlantic University Sport (AUS) hockey teams. According to the March 26th press release, the new arena will come equipped with an NHL-sized ice rink with seating for 800 fans, plus an additional 200+ for standing room only.
The gang took some impressive trips over the last two weeks and discuss their travels. Are teams pricing the average fan right out of their buildings? Miami is FINALLY in the MLS and big events in USports. Some Mobile and Rochester minor league baseball news and Pawtucket Ballpark update, Finally, how do we feel after the big game and is the NFL dying?
The Guelph Gryphons are very excited about their new football and basketball facilities. However, not to be lost in all of this are the subtle, but effective upgrades that the university has put into the Gryphon Centre Arena. A solid OUA hockey venue, the Gryphon’s igloo looks to see more success on its ice well into the future.