Ontario University Athletics announced its men’s hockey schedule for the 2016-17 season on Thursday. The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees will open the regular season at home on Friday, October 7 against the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks.
With the release of the schedule, season tickets are now on sale through the Gee-Gees Box Office and online at tickets.geegees.ca.
The renewed Gee-Gees team will be tested early on in the season, facing four teams with winning percentages over .600 from 2016 in the opening five games of the schedule, including a road trip to the defending Queen’s Cup champions at UQTR in week two.
The garnet and grey’s second home game will feature the RMC Paladins, a team which went 4-21-3 in 2015-16. That game is set for Friday, October 14. The Gee-Gees will meet the Carleton Ravens twice during the regular season; the first match up will come at Carleton on October 19.
All Friday night home games will have a 7:30 p.m. puck drop at the uOttawa Minto Sports Complex. All Saturday night games will begin at 7 p.m. Ottawa will host one afternoon game, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 15 against Laurentian.
The regular season will wrap up with a road trip to Laurentian and Nipissing on February 10-11.
Every OUA regular season men’s hockey game will be webcast live, free of charge, on OUA.tv
Students are encouraged to purchase a Stampede membership to gain access to all 14 home games, as well as over 50 other Gee-Gees varsity home games on the football, soccer, rugby, volleyball, basketball, and women’s hockey schedules. Stampede members also receive discounts on campus recreation activities and other benefits – consult the Stampede page for full details.
Men’s hockey season tickets for adults and seniors are available now, at a cost of $75 or $60, respectively. The team is finalizing its exhibition schedule, and games will be announced shortly. Season tickets will include all home exhibition games.
For the complete OUA schedule, visit OUA.ca
Gee-Gees men’s hockey regular season schedule:
Oct. 7 vs UOIT – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 at Queen’s – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 at UQTR – 7 p.m.
Oct. 14 vs RMC – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 at Carleton – 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 vs Nipissing – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 at McGill – 7 p.m.
Oct. 29 vs McGill – 7 p.m.
Nov. 5 vs Concordia – 7 p.m.
Nov. 11 at Waterloo – 7 p.m.
Nov 12 at Laurier – 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 18 vs Brock – 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 vs. York – 7 p.m.
Nov. 25 at Queen’s – 7:30 p.m.
Nov 26 at UOIT – 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 2 vs Toronto – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 vs Ryerson – 7 p.m.
DECEMBER EXAM BREAK
Jan. 7 at RMC – 7 p.m.
Jan. 13 vs Lakehead – 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 vs Lakehead – 7 p.m.
Jan. 15 vs Laurentian – 2 p.m.
Jan. 18 vs UQTR – 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21 at Concordia – 2 p.m.
Jan. 27 at Western – 7 p.m.
Jan. 28 at Guelph – 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 2 vs Carleton – 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 at Laurentian – 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 at Nipissing – 7 p.m.