"I can honestly say we've practised without sticks after someone forgot to bring them."
-- Queen's men's hockey coach Brett Gibson
The Kingston paper really captures what both Golden Gaels shinny concerns have dealt with this season, splitting home games between two arenas off-campus (the men's team even goes to a third rink to practise). The rink on campus was torn down last spring, so the Gaels have been using the ancient Kingston Memorial Centre. Their second home in Napanee is an arena that's less than five years old, but it's a 50-km trip down Highway 401, so you can imagine what this has done to student fan support.
Does this make the Queen's women the gritty underdog out of the four teams left in the OUA playoffs?
On the road ... again; Gaels teams enjoy success despite nomadic lifestyle (Brock Harrison, Kingston Whig-Standard)