Photo courtesy Paul Jeffery
The Downtown Collingwood Eddie Bush Memorial Arena hosted a Major A Hockey game on Tuesday September 4th when the Barrie Colts arrived in town to take on the Sudbury Wolves.
The game kicked off the start of the 2018-19 hockey season for Collingwood Minor Hockey and give hockey fans a first-hand look at exciting Major A Hockey action. These players will be going all-out to make one last good showing prior to the launch of the new hockey season.
The Colts got off to a quick start when star centre Ryan Suzuki hit the score sheet early, scoring his 3rd goal of the pre-season just 50 seconds into the 1st Period.
One of the event organizers, Paul Jeffery, sent out thank you emails to the many Collingwood sponsors who made the night a success.
“I can tell you that the Barrie Colts ownership were highly impressed with the support from both an attendance and sponsorship perspective. Over 1200 fans (sold out) enjoyed a 4-3 win for the Barrie team. The event was deemed a tremendous success and your business was front and centre for a great hockey night in Collingwood.”
Collingwood Minor Hockey players took to the ice during the pre-season exhibition game between the Barrie Colts and Sudbury Wolves in downtown Collingwood. After the game, Colts star centre Ryan Suzuki took time out to meet with young fans and sign autographs.
–photos courtesy Barrie Colts – Twitter
The game was hopefully representative of the beginning of a new era of hockey for Collingwood. The recent purchase of the 4-sided LCD video scoreboard/clock from the Barrie Colts for the downtown Collingwood arena coupled with the OHL pre-season game is hopefully setting the stage for more hockey announcements for Collingwood.
A full house for this pre-season OHL game sent a clear message to the OHA that Collingwood is ready for the return of junior hockey.
New LCD video scoreboard/clock has been purchased from the Barrie Colts and has installed in the downtown Collingwood arena
Recent upgrades to the downtown arena have impressed the management of the Barrie Colts hockey team. The return of junior hockey to Collingwood is widely anticipated but will require support from the community to make it happen.
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