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December 17, 2019 | Hockey (W)

Top women's hockey teams to battle Stingers Dec. 28-30

This holiday season, an annual winter tradition continues when the Concordia Stingers women's hockey team hosts its 52nd annual Theresa Humes Women's Hockey Tournament Dec. 28-30 at the Ed Meagher Arena.

A strong class of competitors joins the U Sports No. 1-ranked Stingers. The No. 5-ranked UPEI Panthers and the No. 6-ranked McGill Martlets are slotted in. The Bishop’s Gaiters, who are playing an independent schedule this season, and a Division 1 NCAA team, the Long Island University Sharks, round out the competition.

Concordia sits atop the RSEQ conference with a 9-0-1 record.

UPEI is one of the powerhouses in the Atlantic conference this season. The Panthers are in second place with a 14-3-1 record.

McGill earns a lot of respect for playing in the tough RSEQ league and gets a high ranking despite a 4-3-3 record.

Bishop’s competed in the American Collegiate Hockey Association in 2018-19. The Gaiters earned a national championship berth at the Division 2 level and made it through to the semifinals before being eliminated. This season they have a 2-5 record playing largely U Sports schools.

Long Island has a 5-12 overall record, including games against the Yale Bulldogs and University of Connecticut Huskies. In the six-team New England Women’s Hockey Alliance, the Sharks boast a 5-3 record.

The three-day tournament gets underway Dec. 28 and wraps up on Dec. 30. There will be two games a day.

Here’s the complete schedule: 

Saturday, Dec. 28

UPEI vs. Concordia – 3 p.m.

Long Island vs. McGill – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 29

Bishop’s vs. UPEI – 2 p.m.

Long Island vs. Concordia – 5 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 30

UPEI vs. McGill - 11 a.m.

Bishop’s vs. Concordia – 1:30 p.m. 

The Ed Meagher Arena is located at 7200 Sherbrooke St. W. on Concordia University’s Loyola campus.