Concordia University will be home to some of the best women’s university hockey teams in North America as it once again hosts the Theresa Humes Invitational Tournament from Jan. 7 to 9.
The Theresa Humes Invitational Tournament, now in its 37th year, is named after a former director of women’s athletics at Concordia. It will feature six of the top 10 teams in the Canadian Interuniversity Sports Coaches poll.
The tournament will also feature the Plattsburgh State Cardinals from New York, who are coming off their first loss after starting off their schedule with nine straight wins.
Canadian teams featured in the eight-team tournament include the #2 ranked Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, the University of Ottawa, Regina, McGill, the University of Toronto and Queen’s University as well as the Stingers.
The Ed Meagher Arena will be jam-packed with hockey action, as there are four games each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The action will be intense as this is the only time some of Canada’s elite teams will face off until the playoffs.
At last year’s Theresa Humes Champion, the Alberta Pandas went on to win the National Championship, so this tournament will be a good barometer of how the Stingers match up to national competition, in preparation for a spring playoff run.
The hometown Stingers are no strangers to victory in this tournament historically, winning the weekend event in 1974, then dominating the tournament in the 1990s. They won it every year from 1993 to 1999.
Theresa Humes Tournament Schedule
1 Friday, Jan. 7 2 p.m. Queen’s Regina
2 Friday, Jan. 7 4:30 p.m. Laurier McGill
3 Friday, Jan. 7 7 p.m. Plattsburgh Concordia
4 Friday, Jan. 7 9:30 p.m. Ottawa Toronto
5 Saturday, Jan. 8 10 a.m. Loser Game 1 Loser Game 2
6 Saturday, Jan. 8 12:30 p.m. Winner Game 1 Winner Game 2
7 Saturday, Jan. 8 3 p.m. Loser Game 3 Loser Game 4
8 Saturday, Jan. 8 5:30 p.m. Winner Game 3 Winner Game 4
9 Sunday, Jan. 9 9 a.m. Loser Game 5 Loser Game 7
10 Sunday, Jan. 9 11 a.m. Winner Game 5 Winner Game 7
11 Sunday, Jan. 9 1 p.m. Loser Game 6 Loser Game 8
12 Sunday, Jan. 9 4 p.m. Winner Game 6 Winner Game 8