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FLAMES SET TO HOST CROWCHILD CLASSIC

U of C and MRU will face off on Thursday at the Scotiabank Saddledome

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames will host the Crowchild Classic at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday, Jan. 30th, 2020. The on-ice contests will feature the men's and women's hockey teams from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University in back-to-back action. This double header is a part of the Crowchild Classic series, an ongoing contest between the two universities.

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time: Men's UCalgary Dinos vs. MRU Cougars - 4:00 p.m.   

Women's UCalgary Dinos vs. MRU Cougars - 6:45 p.m.

Location: Scotiabank Saddledome

Media Availability:

The press box will be available to media wishing to attend the game(s). Please enter through Lot D.

In previous years, the Crowchild Classic has set a U SPORTS men's hockey attendance record with a total of 12,859 fans in attendance in 2016. In the first installment of the rivalry game in 2012, the Crowchild Classic broke a 42-year-old Canada West record. In just seven short years, the game has become a fixture on the Calgary sports scene and one of the marquee university sport events in Canada each year.

Tickets for the game are available through godinos.com/cc or mru.ca/crowchildclassic. Tickets cost $5 with proceeds going towards student health and wellness initiatives. The Crowchild Classic was initiated in 2012 to mark the first year of U SPORTS competition between Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary. The annual competition pits the two schools together in regular season games in basketball, hockey, soccer and volleyball with the winner receiving the coveted 'medal', a 68-kg cast-iron City of Calgary manhole cover.

The Calgary Flames are proud supporters of the three post-secondary institutes in Calgary through the Calgary Flames Foundation. Each institute's men's and women's hockey teams receive an annual $20,000 donation and award four students per year at each school with the Calgary Flames Hockey Scholarship. This is the eighth year the Flames will host the Crowchild Classic as part of their commitment to education and amateur sports.

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