We are very pleased to announce that the opening ceremonies for the 2019 SHI Tournament will take place at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, formerly Maple Leaf Gardens. Originally built in 1931, this historic hockey mecca served as the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs until they moved to their new accommodations in 1999. After renovations, including a downsized hockey venue and basketball venue, and a name change to the Mattamy Athletic Centre it became the new home of the Ryerson University Rams. We are proud to have the SHI Tournament become part of the history of this storied building.
The opening ceremonies will take place on March 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM. While many details are still in the planning stages here is what we can tell you. The opening ceremonies will feature the Parade of Athletes. Immediately following the opening ceremonies there will be a Meet and Greet in this same venue. This will include the participation of the Hockey Hall of Fame along with a few other surprises still in the works. More details will be released as they become available. Be sure not to miss this kick-off event.