25. January 2018 - 16:00 till 21:00
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6th Annual Crowchild Classic | Scotiabank Saddledome | Thursday, 25. January 2018

The 6th Annual Crowchild Classic at the Scotiabank Saddledome is back!

Gate opens at 3:30pm! Doubleheader action kicks off at 4pm!


The online portal for FREE ticket downloads will be launched January 4, 2018. There will be a limit of 2 tickets per person. Please visit mrucougars.com/crowchildclassic for details and watch our social media pages. The event is general admission so come early to pick your seat!


A reminder to all those in attendance to be a good fan while enjoying this event so that others may also have a great experience! You are responsible for your actions. Please show respect to other fans, staff, ushers, officials and anyone else whom you may interact with. All of the rules of the Scotiabank Saddledome are in effect at this event.

Further, as this is an institutional event, all students will be held to the policies listed in the MRU Student Code of Conduct.


A lucky student from MRU will win their tuition for the 2018-19 school year at the game! In order to be eligible to win, you must be wearing Cougars gear and in the COUGARS section of the stands.


The Crowchild Classic is now officially one of the marquee events on the annual Canadian U SPORTS calendar.

On Jan. 21, 2016, the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University packed a total of 12,859 fans into the Scotiabank Saddledome, breaking the U SPORTS hockey regular season attendance record of 8,882, set at the 2015 event. The game was also the best-attended game between two U SPORTS teams ever, surpassing the 1968 national championship game between Alberta and Loyola at the Montreal Forum.

In the first installment of the rivalry game in 2012, the Crowchild Classic broke a 42-year-old Canada West record, and in just four short years the game has become a fixture on the Calgary sports scene.

The previous U SPORTS record was set in 2007 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, when 5,346 saw McGill take on Concordia. The Crowchild Classic now holds the top three attendances in U SPORTS men’s hockey regular season play.

The event consists of a doubleheader in women's and men's hockey between the Cougars and Dinos. Annually, both schools have had excellent turnouts from students, staff, faculty, and alumni, capping the Crowchild Classic – an annual competition between the two universities.

Each year the evening is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Calgary Flames and the Flames, who gave the Cougars and Dinos the opportunity to play in an NHL facility with the full Flames entertainment experience.