CIS championships: Seven universities bid to host women’s hockey
OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Monday the reception of bid proposals from eight universities to host national championships from 2013 to 2015.
This latest round of bidding included only two sports: indoor track and field in 2013 and 2014, as well as women’s hockey in 2014 and 2015.
The CIS Selection Committee will meet during the week of June 13-17 (exact dates TBD). A final decision on the two championships up for bid will be announced in the days following the meeting.
The University of Alberta was the lone bidder for the 2013 and 2014 CIS track and field meets. The event has previously been held in Edmonton in 1986 and 1994.
The Selection Committee will review the U of A bid to ensure it
meets or exceeds the CIS hosting standards and expectations.
Women’s hockey, on the other hand, attracted interest from no less than seven schools.
Five institutions are vying to host the CIS tournament for the first time including Manitoba, Moncton, St. Thomas, Western Ontario and Windsor. The other two suitors, Calgary and McGill, have organized the competition once (2001) and twice (2004, 2005) in the past, respectively.
“We are very pleased that the women’s hockey
championship has attracted so much interest,” said Marg
McGregor, chief executive officer of CIS. “This gives us
confidence that we will be able to select a host who will organize
a technically sound event, will create a memorable student-athlete
experience and will attract spectators and generate
St. Thomas has never hosted a CIS championship in any sport.
McGill has been the dominant force in CIS women’s hockey in recent years claiming three national titles over the last four seasons.
CIS CHAMPIONSHIP BIDS:
Track & Field (2013 & 2014)
Women’s Hockey (2014 & 2015)
- St. Thomas
- Western Ontario