Cougars’ Corner: Crosstown Smackdown
Crowchild Classic expected to surpass 2013’s record-breaking numbers
Bobby Danger Jones
Feb. 6 marks the second annual Crowchild Classic which features both men and women’s hockey teams, and goes down at 5 p.m. at the Saddledome. Mount Royal’s men’s squad (9-12-1) hope to repeat and beat the surging University of Calgary Dinos who have locked up a playoff spot and gone a perfect 20-0-2 as of Jan. 26.
The Cougars women’s squad (7-14-3) as of Jan. 26, are hoping for better results in this edition of the Classic. They fell to the Dinos last year, but the U of C women’s team has not been the dominant force they once were. Now four-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser will be in Sochi and has left the team, so the Cougs’ have a good chance of walking away with a W this year.
This will be an exciting event, with tons of intermission competitions which will pit the schools against one another, and the word on the street is Mount Royal will giving away some major prizes and swag.
The game (as always) is free for students and alumni and the CIS West record-breaking 4,000 spectators of last year will be surpassed. Get out, get your blue on, support your Cougars and enjoy a night of hockey at the dome that is actually affordable.
Tickets will be distributed through Adrenaline Source for Sports, the Hub, MRU athletics department, U of C Union offices, bookstore and available the night of the games at the Flames Ticket Office. Pick yours up as soon as possible. The pre-game warm up will be hosted at the Hub Feb. 5, and transportation to and from the game will be provided by Mount Royal game day, Feb 6.