Tigers to host 2019 Final 8

Tigers to host 2019 Final 8

(HALIFAX, N.S.) – Dalhousie’s Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation, Tim Maloney, is pleased to announce that Dalhousie will host the 2019 U SPORTS Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship. 

Sports & Entertainment Atlantic (S|E|A) will once again serve as a production partner for the event that will run March 7-11, 2019 at the Scotiabank Centre. 

“We are thrilled to host the Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship for the second time in three years,” says Maloney. “Halifax has consistently proven it is the true home of the Final 8 and we look forward to partnering with S|E|A to raise the bar once again for everyone involved in this event.” 

As hosts, Dalhousie will receive an automatic berth to the championship. In 2017, the Tigers battled their way to a bronze medal win after winning their third consecutive AUS championship title, improving upon their fourth-place finish in 2016. At the time of release, they are currently tied for first in the AUS standings and ranked eighth in the country with six games left in the regular season. 

Full Release 

(HALIFAX, January 31, 2018): U SPORTS today announced that Sports & Entertainment Atlantic has been selected to produce the next three marquee National Men’s Championships at theScotiabank Centre in downtown Halifax.
 
In 2019, the U SPORTS Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship will be hosted in partnership with Dalhousie University. In 2020, the U SPORTS University Cup Men’s Hockey Championship will be hosted in partnership with Acadia University. In 2021, the U SPORTS Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship will once again return and be hosted in partnership with StFX University.
 
“S|E|A is very proud to have worked with Dalhousie, Acadia and StFX to secure these national championship events for our region” said Derek Martin, President of Sports & Entertainment Atlantic. “Over the past four years, Halifax has strengthened its claim as Canada’s premier university sport host city. We take great responsibility in being the caretaker of these prestigious championships and we are grateful to have the opportunity to continue to build on our momentum.”
 
“Dalhousie is thrilled to host the Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship for the second time in three years” stated Tim Maloney, Executive Director of Athletics at Dalhousie “Halifax has consistently proven it is the true home of the Final 8 and we look forward to partnering with S|E|A to raise the
bar once again for everyone involved in this event.”
 
“Next to the National Championship banners hanging in our Arena, hosting the 2020 USPORTS Men’s Hockey Championship might be the most significant thing in the history of our storied Axemen program. U SPORTS entrusting us with the University Cup speaks to the best fan base in the country, a strong alumni following, and I’m confident the fact Acadia Athletics have been tremendous hosts of national events over the past few years” said Kevin Dickie, Acadia’s Executive Director of Athletics & Community Events “Acadia sincerely appreciates the opportunity to both partner with S|E|A and host the 2020 Men’s National Hockey Championship.”
 
“We at StFX are very excited about the opportunity to host the 2021 Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship. StFX has a great track record of hosting national championships and we intend to build on that reputation in 2021,” stated Leo MacPherson, Director of Athletics and Recreation at
StFX. “Our relationship with S|E|A has proven very successful and the ultimate winners will be our fans, alumni and supporters.”
 
With our long history of hosting major sport championships, we are thrilled to be welcoming U SPORTS for a three year run of high-caliber competition,” said Carrie Cussons, President & CEO of Scotiabank Centre. “We know our fans and our community will help to make these events unforgettable”
 
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