The McMaster Marauders women’s basketball team made history on Thursday, qualifying for their first Championship birth in USPORTS history.
Mattamy Athletic Centre
On a day slated full of playoff action for Toronto sports teams, hometown favourites Team Epping took to the stage first, against Team Koe, at the historic former Maple Leaf Gardens.
Wild vs. Jets wasn’t the only Minnesota and Winnipeg matchup on the ice tonight.
The Mattamy Athletic Centre is home to the Ryerson Rams. It is also the host venue for basketball and wheelchair basketball in this summer’s Pan Am / Parapan Am Games, during which it will be known as the Ryerson Athletic Centre.
The sound of clashing metal and the smell of burning rubber filled the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, last week, as members of Canada’s Wheelchair Basketball Team joined the 2015 Americas wheelchair basketball challenge. David Eng is co-captain of the Canadian team. “It’s the first time that we actually have the top 12 guys of our program together, being able to compete together against the teams that we are going to face in the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games,” Eng said.
Just before his senior year of high school, Toronto-born Mark DeMontis, 26, signed a one-year contract to play hockey in the U.S. college system. DeMontis dreamed of playing pro.
But in 2005, when he was 17, DeMontis noticed a change in his vision and visited a doctor, who told him he had Leber’s optic neuropathy. The disease would render him legally blind.
“When they found out about my eye condition … my hockey team released me the very next day,” DeMontis said. “So everything was taken away really quick,” DeMontis said.
TORONTO—Guard Brady Heslip drained four three-pointers and scored a game-high 18 points as Canada topped Jamaica 81-72 in the first of a two-game exhibition set at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Forward Levon Kendall netted 16…
A University of Toronto says having a female premier will not change the nature of Ontario politics. On Saturday, Kathleen Wynne won the Liberal leadership and will become Ontario’s 25th premier. She defeated principal contender Sandra Pupatello and four other candidates during the convention held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Maple Leaf Gardens. Nelson Wiseman, a U of T political science professor, says the leader’s gender does not matter.,“Having a female premier to me does not make much of a difference,” he said.
Banners from Maple Leaf Gardens hang in a familiar place, for now anyway. Maple Leafs memorabilia from the Gardens are on display until Saturday for the first time since the team’s former arena closed in…