The Concordia Stingers women's hockey team will have its first big test when it hosts the four-team Theresa Humes Cup Oct. 1-3 at the Ed Meagher Arena in N.D.G.
Joining the Stingers at the tournament are the Montréal Carabins, the McGill Martlets and the Bishop’s Gaiters.
As well as providing intense and exciting competition, the event honours Theresa Humes, a former women’s athletic director who took over the leadership of women’s varsity sports and women’s intramurals at Concordia in 1975.
“Theresa Humes was an inspiring woman and a trailblazer in growing opportunities for women athletes,” said Concordia associate head coach Caroline Ouellette. “We are so proud to host the Theresa Humes Cup in her honour as she meant so much to our alumni and university.”
Humes was a beloved figure around the athletics complex and even after she retired, she returned frequently to support her teams. The tournament, which was first held by Loyola College in 1969, was named after her in 1985. She passed away at 85 years of age in 2010.
A large contingent of women’s hockey alumni is expected to be on hand to support the current Stingers and in honour of Humes, who was inducted into the Concordia Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.
As well, members of the Humes family will attend the championship game on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. and present a new version of Cup, which is being introduced for the first time.