The fierce rivalry between the Concordia Stingers and the McGill Redmen will resume Friday night at the Ed Meagher Arena when the teams battle for the 31st annual Corey Cup, symbolic of men’s university hockey supremacy in Montreal.
It will be the fourth regular season meeting between the teams this year. Each of the previous three games has been decided by one goal. Concordia won 3-2 on Oct. 13. McGill came out on top in back-to-back games a month later, winning 2-1 on Nov. 17 and 3-2 in overtime on Nov. 18.
Both teams are heavyweights in the OUA East standings. McGill has a 22-4-1 record for 45 points and sits in first place, while Concordia boasts a 16-7-3 record with 35 points and is currently in fourth place in the 10-team conference.Both are also big offensive threats with the Redmen averaging just over four goals a game, while the Stingers have forward Anthony Beauregard, the leading scorer in U SPORTS men’s hockey with 58 points in 26 games.
McGill is the defending Corey Cup champion having defeated Concordia 2-1 in overtime last January.The Corey Cup was dedicated in 1988 by Ronald Corey, then president and governor of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens.
The event is also the first of five Stinger games in Concordia’s annual Shoot for the Cure weekend. Throughout Friday and Saturday members of various Stinger teams will be on hand collecting money for the fight against Breast Cancer. There will be a bake sale, raffles and Shoot for the Cure T-shirts on sale.
The Ed Meagher Arena is located at 7200 Sherbrooke St. W., on Concordia University’s Loyola campus. Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://stingers.ca/tickets.php