CALGARY – One of the most exciting events on the annual U SPORTS calendar is back for a seventh year as the University of Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal University Cougars get set to take over the Scotiabank Saddledome for the seventh annual Crowchild Classic on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
The annual celebration of university sport in Calgary is the largest gathering of students in the city each year and will once again feature a hockey doubleheader, with the women's game set for 4 p.m. with the men to follow at 6:45 p.m. Fans will be treated to an outstanding display of hockey, with seven of the 12 previous games won by just a one-goal margin, including four overtime games. One lucky student from each institution will walk away with $5,000 toward their tuition, with plenty of other games and prizes throughout the evening.
Tickets for the event, which holds multiple U SPORTS hockey attendance records, will go on sale Monday, Jan. 7, with all proceeds from the $5 admission fee returning to the two campuses for investment into student wellness initiatives.
MRU Tickets and information: www.mrucougars.com/crowchildclassic
Additionally, the Cougars and Dinos jointly announced that beginning in 2020 and on subsequent even years, the order of games will be reversed, with the men playing before the women. Odd years will see the women's game played first.
About the Crowchild Classic
The Crowchild Classic is an annual competition between the University of Calgary Dinos and the Mount Royal University Cougars in Canada West regular season games across the sports of basketball, hockey, soccer, and volleyball. The marquee event, a hockey doubleheader, takes place each year at the Scotiabank Saddledome thanks to the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation. The school that wins the most games in the series is awarded 'The Medal' – a 68-kilogram cast iron City of Calgary manhole cover.
The 2016 Saddledome doubleheader holds the attendance record for a game between two U SPORTS opponents, with 12,859 fans in attendance.