Launched at city hall in the fall of 2012, the Crowchild Classic is an annual competition between the University of Calgary Dinos and the Mount Royal University Cougars in CIS regular season games across men’s and women’s hockey, soccer, and volleyball.
Each year, the school that wins the most games in the series is awarded ‘The Medal’ – a 68-kilogram cast iron City of Calgary manhole cover, which was intended to represent the arterial road (Crowchild Trail) that links the two universities. This head-to-head battle of Calgary’s universities serves as a platform to promote a healthy lifestyle and recognize the effort these student-athletes put forth in pursuit of the sport they love.
The Dinos took the first two Crowchild Classics but in 2014-15 the Cougars and Dinos split the 15 match series, where both universities finished the year with 7 wins, 7 losses, and 1 tie. Last season’s tie marks the first time that the Cougars have shared possession of the coveted manhole cover. As of this season, there has been 1 tie game, while the Cougars have currently won 4 of the last 7 match ups, and the Dinos trail with 2 wins.
The next big match up will be Thursday, January 21, at the Scotiabank Saddledome where the men’s and women’s hockey teams will face each other back to back. The women will hit the ice at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s teams at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and are free for anyone will valid student ID for either university. Tickets can also be picked up at each university the week of the games. Show your Dinos or Cougars pride and come cheer on the team of your choice!
When: Thursday, January 21, 2016 — Women’s at 5 p.m. / Men’s at 8 p.m.
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Cost: FREE with valid student ID