The Stingers, who are in eighth place in the Ontario University Athletics East Division, are currently preparing to host the 28th-annual Corey Cup on February 6 against McGill. The Redmen hold a third-place ranking; McGill lost to Concordia in the pre-season, but won a regular-season game.
“It was pretty tight and intense,” says head coach Kevin Figsby on the 5-3 loss. “The guys are looking forward to this game.”
Stingers captain Olivier Hinse — who helped take the cup in 2012, Concordia’s most recent win — looks forward to introducing younger players to this history.
“We’re going to try and show them what it is,” he says. “And when the night comes, it's going to be fun for sure. It's always a great time.”
The Corey Cup is named after former Montreal Canadiens president Ronald Corey, and this event has always had close ties to the team.
Early on, the McGill-Concordia game was the second part of a hockey double-header.