Championships: CIS goes for shiny and new

The CIS has just released the list of successful bidders to host men's and women's basketball, and men's hockey, for 2015 and 2016.

Women’s basketball
2015: Laval (Quebec City)
2016: UNB (Fredericton)

Men’s basketball
2015: Ryerson (Toronto)
2016: UBC (Vancouver)

Men’s hockey
2015: StFX & Saint Mary’s (Halifax)
2016: StFX & Saint Mary’s (Halifax)
For women's basketball  the choices are the shiny new PEPS varsity gymnasium in Quebec City and the shiny and still pretty new Richard J. Currie Center in Fredericton. For the men, the choices are the "sparkling" Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens in Toronto and the five year-old Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver, which was used for hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

For men's hockey, the University Cup will be held for the first time in Nova Scotia, in the not-new and not-shiny 11,000-seat Halifax Metro Centre. In a novel partnership, StFX will be the official "host" in 2015 (and the all-important guaranteed spot at the 6-team tourney) while SMU will be the host in 2016.
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1 comment:

  1. 2016 is long overdue for a men's basketball championship hosted west of Ontario, but at least they're doing it finally. And it seems Ryerson's dry-run with the OUA Final Four went well enough for them to bid on (and CIS to accept the bid for) the bigger tournament.