2018 U Sports Playoffs/University Cup (Fredericton, NB)

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  1. UNB Bruins Fan

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    Oh I completely agree (and I hope they do get it)...but I just have a hard time believing they will go back to Halifax so soon (and the Maritimes yet again).

    We’ll see though...last time they took the sure thing (UNB) over the lesser team/market (UofT) so it should be interesting to see if they do the same thing this go around. I would think at some point they need to try somewhere different, but on the other hand I have argued that the CIS isn’t really in a position to be taking too big of risks with one of their marquee events.
     
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    Ryerson University has never Bid for Hockey, that was University of Toronto
     
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    I stand corrected. Thanks for that.
     
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    I'm hearing that OUA may get B-Ball, so that may have and impact on hockey.
     
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    Hearing Same. 2019 Men’s Basketball rumour @ Ryerson

    Hockey I can see three scenarios
    2019 Acadia 2020 Leithbridge
    2019 Acadia 2020 Ryerson
    2019 Ryerson 2020 Acadia

    2019 Ryerson bid depends on Basketball and I’m not sold on Leithbridge due to fact there team doesn’t win

    If Usports wants to shock everyone go with Carleton2019
    Ryerson 2020
     
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    So is it looking like they are going to one year hosts for this next cycle?
     
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    I think so
     
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    A one year cycle would be best. More teams would put in bids to host.
     
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    It was Ryerson. They were to host at the old Maple Leaf Gardens. IMO they would be a good bet because the OUA would have 3 teams, likely two of which would be within easy driving distance. And last-minute flights to Toronto are easy to arrange.

    Link:
    Rams submit bids to host CIS Championships
     
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    That's my thought, too.
     
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    In 2016 Ryerson pulled out of bid at interview stage
     
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    So, perhaps I was correct.
     
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    If Ryerson hosts one year, Toronto could host the next. Or York if they could use the AHL arena.
     
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    Victor Findlay has proposed a few scenarios for 2019-20 with Lethbridge getting 2019 and Acadia getting 2020. This makes sense on several levels. Good chance Ryerson gets B-Ball for 2019 and Halifax gets Memorial Cup for 2019. Giving the U-Cup to Lethbridge ( a non-hockey market for CIS and a perennial non-playoff team) will cover the bases for 2019 and Acadia in 2020 will make up for the mistake in 2019. We'll know today....
     
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    We won't know today. The CIS has postponed the announcement until Friday at the earliest, but likely in the new year. Hearing that Ryerson is out of the picture, leaving Lethbridge and Acadia.
     
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    CIS will announce the winners Jan 19, 2018.
     
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    I thought a 2 week turn-around was a bit optimistic given they have a number of bids to assign.

    I'm a bit disappointed though - it's not like they've never gone through the bidding process before and they always miss their announcement deadlines.
     
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    I was at a party last night talking with a guy (shall remain nameless) who has in the past done WJ in Halifax, both U-Cups in Halifax, Beach Volleyball and other stuff. We discussed this and he is of the opinion that CIS is happy with hockey and B-Ball but not with Vanier Cup. His thought is that the CIS wants to get back with the CFL and that will take a couple of years to work that out. In the meantime, they are looking for a home for the Vanier. Once that gets resolved they can better see who "should" get B-Ball and Hockey.

    Not sure of that theory... Also, Halifax is bidding for B-Ball (Acadia/Dal) for 2019 and 2020.
    Also learned from another source that Lethbridge bid was very attractive financially.

    Edit: To clarify the B-Ball thing, it's Women's B-Ball for 2019-2020
     
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    That is surprising to hear. I though for sure it would be between Ryerson and Acadia.

    I wonder if they are still planning on the winning big getting two years or just one?
     
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    I think you will see the U Cup in Lethbridge in 2019, just not sure if it will be for 1 or 2 years?
     
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    I agree with that, but think only 1 year with Acadia getting 2020.
     
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    Also think we see it in Lethbridge next year.
     
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    Now, my two cents in why they opt for one year. The Pronghorns have averaged 189 fans per game, through 7 home games this year. So despite the rumour that their bid is financially attractive, the host as in most cases, may have a challenge filling the seats. Sportsnet for one, it is priority for the building to look full, which leads to a better atmosphere, for the student athlete. Now, taking this to the bigger home of the WHL Hurricanes and attracting their fan base would obviously be key for the HOC.
     
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    If Usport decides to chose Leithbridge as host over Acadia/Ryerson or whoever, it was purely Financial decision and not Hockey Decision. Unfortunately, it should come down like Memorial Cup. What team can not only produce on ice but also off ice (Financials) I’m concern with Leithbridge ability to produce caliber of team that will show well not only out West but as Usport host

    If I had vote, I go with Acadia in 2019 and 2020 for Leithbridge- reasons for Leithbridge in 2020 is two year buffer to recruit elite student athletes

    I think push back till Jan 19 is to see what Leithbridge does on ice
     
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