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Annual hockey battle between U of C and Mount Royal at Scotiabank Saddledome slated for Jan. 30

by @NHLFlames /

The Calgary Flames will host the eighth annual Crowchild Classic at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday, January 30, 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 competition between the two universities. 

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time: Men's MRU Cougars versus UCalgary Dinos, 4:00 p.m - Women's MRU Cougars versus UCalgary Dinos, 6:45 p.m

Location: Scotiabank Saddledome

Tickets for the game are available starting Tuesday, January 7, 2020 through or Tickets cost $5 with proceeds going towards student wellness initiatives at both Universities. 

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 southern Alberta post-secondary institutes through the Calgary Flames Foundation. Each men's and women's hockey programs at southern Alberta post-secondary institutes receive an annual $20,000 donation. Three students at each of these institutions are also awarded with Calgary Sports and Entertainment Scholarships. This is the eighth year the Flames will host the Crowchild Classic as part of their commitment to education and amateur sports.

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.

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