The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) proudly announces the much-anticipated Korea University Men's Hockey Exhibition Tour. This thrilling six-game series set to take place from January 12-31, 2024, will have the Korean team in Lac La Biche at the Bold Centre on January 20th at 7pm. This groundbreaking event not only marks a significant milestone in the evolution of hockey in Asia but also serves as a testament to the enduring sports camaraderie between Canada and South Korea.
The tour kicks off on January 12 at 8:15 PM at Concordia University Thunder's Clareview Arena in Edmonton. The excitement continues with games hosted by NAIT Ooks, Portage College Voyageurs, Augustana University Vikings, SAIT Trojans, and Briercrest College Clippers across various iconic arenas in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The highlight of the tour for local Lac La Biche Hockey fans will be the clash between the Korea University team and the Portage College Voyageurs on January 20 at 7:00 PM at the Lac La Biche Bold Centre. Portage College is thrilled to showcase its community to the Korean visitors.
This event holds special significance as part of the Korea University Men's Hockey program's application evaluation process to join the ACAC Men's Hockey division for the 2024-25 season. The ACAC is the premiere college sanctioned league in Canada and Alberta is seen as a top hockey athlete producer.
"We are excited to host the Korea University team and welcome the international hockey community to Lac La Biche," says Jim Knight, Manager of Athletics and Recreation at Portage College. "This tour is not just about a game; it's about cultural exchange, sportsmanship, and the unifying power of hockey. We invite our community to join us on January 20 to witness this historic event."
Adding to the excitement, the game coincides with Canada's national "Hockey Day in Canada." Portage College is collaborating with the local minor hockey association to ensure that every minor hockey player is in attendance, creating an unforgettable experience for young aspiring athletes.
For those unable to attend in person, all the action will be streamed on www.acactv.ca, where an all-inclusive tour package can be purchased for just $19.99, allowing fans to catch every heart-stopping moment from the comfort of their homes.
"We encourage everyone to come out, show their college spirit, and support the Voyageurs as they take on the Korea University team. Let's make this a memorable Hockey Day in Canada," urges Knight
Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness the clash of hockey titans, experience international sportsmanship, and be part of history in the making. Admission for this exciting event is free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship from Britton’s Independent Grocers in Lac La Biche.