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August 19, 2019 | Sport News

Signature Series, the biggest games of the season

The Concordia Stingers are pleased to introduce the Signature Series, an eight-game package of the most entertaining and hotly-contested sports events of the 2019-20 season, brought to you by McKibbin's Irish Pub.

Whether you want to wear pink and gorge yourself on cupcakes, take photos with the ever-popular Buzz mascot or enjoy an intense crosstown sports rivalry, there’s something for everyone in this package.

Each Stinger varsity team is featured in the Signature Series which starts with the football Homecoming Game on Sept. 21. Concordia will host the Sherbrooke Vert & Or, and there’s no doubt these two will be jockeying for a playoff spot. The Alumni Zone will be in full swing, the 2019 Concordia Sports Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced at halftime and the game will be televised live on TVA Sports.

The Kelly-Anne Drummond Cup, an annual women’s rugby clash between the Stingers and the McGill Martlets, is next up on Sept. 29. This is one of the biggest draws of the year with a large turnout of Concordia fans and members of the local rugby community. The game honours a former Stinger who died tragically in 2004. Nevertheless spirits are high and camaraderie prevails.

On Oct. 18, the Concordia men’s and women’s soccer teams play their most popular games of the year. They will play a doubleheader versus the Montréal Carabins. This event pays tribute to Erica Cadieux, a former Stinger who passed away in 2006. The Stingers and members of Cadieux’s family rally around the event and collect toys for the Montreal Children’s Hospital in Erica’s honour.

If you enjoy hard-driving, rock’em-sock’em sports, then the 33rd annual Corey Cup showdown on Oct. 26 is the event for you. Concordia and McGill will battle for men’s university hockey supremacy in Montreal. There will be a raucous assembly of passionate hockey fans adding to the hyped, crazy atmosphere. You don’t want to miss the Stingers and their crosstown rivals going toe-to-toe for 60 of the most intense minutes in sports.

Fans will get to be a part of history in the making when they rally around Concordia on opening day of the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship. As hosts, the Stingers will play Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. and it will mark the first time a Quebec university has hosted the rugby national championship. Concordia boasts one of the top university teams in Canada and will definitely be a favorite at the tournament.

Two popular annual events supporting the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation will please sports fans in the second semester. The Stingers women’s basketball team’s Shoot for the Cure game against the UQAM Citadins will take place Jan. 11, while the Pink in the Rink women’s hockey event will feature the Stingers and the McGill Martlets on Feb. 8. It’s a time to celebrate the strength and resiliency of the women in our lives.

These games are a lot of fun for visitors young and old. There’s always an unlimited supply of pink frosted cupcakes and other sugary treats. Pink T-shirts are on sale to help support the cause and there’s usually a few other fabulous promotions involved.

Feb. 15 will mark the first time the Stingers host the George Lengvari Cup, an annual rivalry game between the Concordia and McGill men’s basketball teams. The inaugural Cup was played at McGill in 2019, and the Stingers are thrilled to have their turn to honour Lengvari who was a star player at both institutions in the 1960s. He has been a dedicated supporter of both programs ever since. This game will surely be a sellout as passionate students and proud alumni will come out in force to cheer on the Stingers.

These are the university games most likely to inspire you to paint your face maroon and gold and to cheer at the top of your lungs, all the while bursting with Stinger pride. Grab your friends and neighbors and join us at these exciting Stinger events.

The Concordia Department of Recreation and Athletics has put together an exceptional ticket package for the Signature Series with passes starting at $48 for students and $69 for adults.

In addition to admission to the events, series pass holders will receive a rally towel, souvenir card, mug, bag and pop socket. Get your Signature Series pass .

If you can’t make all the events, you are welcome to buy tickets for the individual games

Check out the Signature Series website for all the ticket and game details. #CUatTheGame