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October 12, 2006 12:00 ET

Scotiabank Place to Host the First Annual Capital Hoops Classic

OTTAWA, ONTARIO—-(CCNMatthews – Oct. 12, 2006) - Scotiabank Place, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa announced today that Scotiabank Place will showcase two of the top men's basketball programs in the country, when the Carleton Ravens take on the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in the Capital Hoops Classic on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.

This game will mark the first of an annual regular-season event between the two schools, and will present some of the finest basketball players in the country. Carleton University enters the 2006-07 season as four-time defending national champions, an unprecedented string of success. During their four-year reign, the Ravens established a Canadian Interuniversity Sport record by winning 87 consecutive games, both regular season and playoffs. The University of Ottawa has also jumped into the spotlight as a national power in men's basketball. It was ranked in the Top 10 in Canada for much of the 2005-06 season, with its ranking peaking at NO. 2 in the country for two weeks in January and February of 2006.

"We're extremely excited to partner with the Ravens and the Gee-Gees on this event," said Cyril Leeder, COO of Scotiabank Place. "The schools have established themselves as two of the best men's basketball programs in Canada, and we see the Capital Hoops Classic as a great way to showcase national calibre basketball in Ottawa's premier sports entertainment venue."

The Capital Hoops Classic will be the first event leading into the CIS men's basketball championships, which will be staged at Scotiabank Place in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Individual tickets for the Capital Hoops Classic go on sale Monday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. through and Sports Experts outlets across Ottawa/Gatineau, as well as by phone at 613-599-FANS or 877-788-FANS. On campus, Carleton students can purchase tickets at the client service counter at Alumni Hall, while University of Ottawa students can visit the Client Services counter in Montpetit Hall. Courtside and VIP tickets are $25.00, while all other adult tickets are $12.00. Tickets for university and college students (with valid ID), high school students and children under 12 years of age are $10.00. Ticket prices do not include CRF and convenience charges. For more information on group discounts please call (613) 599-0210 or email

Contact Information

  • Brian Morris, Scotiabank Place, 613-599-0289
    David Kent, Carleton University, 613-520-2600, ext. 8512
    John Bower, University of Ottawa, 613-562-5800, ext. 4338