Attack seek hosts for September exhibition game
May 15, 2023 10:38am
The Owen Sound Attack will take the show on the road this September, and the team is looking for nearby rinks that can host an OHL game.
Due to this fall’s RCMP Musical ride and super dog show, the Attack would like to take their first home exhibition game to a neutral site. The team put out a call this week to see if neighbouring municipalities would be interested in hosting a single game.
In order to host, the arena must have dressing rooms suitable for 20 OHL players including shower facilities, rooms suitable for four on-ice officials with alternative rooms available should a female official be assigned, medical/first aid room for injuries, access to sound system and working PA system, reliable internet, and a place for the game to be videotaped.
In return, the Attack say they’ll “work with the host to create a fun and exciting event that will not be forgotten and could have fundraising opportunities for the host.”
Neutral-site exhibitions are nothing new for the OHL, with over a dozen being played last preseason, including one in Clinton. That game raised over $7,500 for Huron Hospice.
Towns interested in hosting a game, are asked to apply online by June 10. If there is enough interest from qualified facilities, the Attack say they will ” try to find a way to continue this neutral site game idea in future preseasons.”