Pronghorns Host U of A Golden Bears to Open U-Cup Men's Hockey Tourney in Lethbridge

U of L Athletics Manager, Ken McInnes announces the tournament seeding Monday at the ENMAX Centre

Tournament week for the 2019 Cavendish Farms U SPORTS University Cup Men’s Hockey National Championship at the ENMAX Centre is here!

A big week for university hockey.

The national men's championship is taking place in Lethbridge over four days starting Thursday (Mar. 14) at the ENMAX Centre.

The host Pronghorns will open the tournament Thursday at 7:00 pm against the defending champs and provincial rival, the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

U of L President, Dr. Mike Mahon says this is a win or go home event. “We feel very fortunate to have been trusted with this national championship event and we can’t wait to show off U SPORTS men’s hockey and the city of Lethbridge to the rest of the country. It’s going to be a great week. Because this is a one and done tournament, the energy in every single game is so high!"

A Light it Up tailgate party will kick off the festivities on Thursday at 5:00 pm with a beer gardens, BBQ, and Ultimate Fan Zone.

Mahon, who spent ten years as a Dean at the U of A, is hoping the Pronghorns can take out the Golden Bears in the tournament opener. "The Golden Bears have a great sport program, great hockey team. I'm really looking forward to cheering on the Pronghorns and rooting against the Golden Bears! The greatest thing I would like to see is us (U of L) beating the Golden Bears in that opening game."

Tickets are available now at http://www.enmaxcentre.ca/

Mike Mahon: 

All games at Enmax Centre (Tournament seeding)

Thursday, March 14

(4) University of Guelph Gryphons vs. (5) University of Saskatchewan Huskies, 1 pm
(1) University of Alberta Golden Bears vs. (8) University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, 7 pm

Friday, March 15

(2) University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds vs. (7) Carleton University Ravens, 1 pm
(3) Queen’s University Gaels vs. (6) St. Francis Xavier X-Men, 7 pm

Tournament semifinals will be played on Saturday, March 16 at 1 pm and 6 pm , followed by Sunday’s Bronze Medal Game at 1 pm and the Gold Medal Game at 6 pm

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