Hockey combines the speed of basketball, the hard hits of football, and the glistening blades of competitive shaving. Study frozen fusion with this GrouponLive deal.
- $33.50 for two tickets to a London Knights exhibition hockey game (a $67 value)
- When: Against the Sarnia Sting on Friday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. or Against the Plymouth Whalers on Friday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Budweiser Gardens
- Seating: Scotiabank Hockey Club Suite (Suites 201—205)
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Scouting Report
There are 3,600 seconds in a hockey game. Last May, in the decisive game seven of the OHL Championship Series, Knights winger Bo Horvat needed just one second to make history—it just so happened to be the final second of the game. A tick before the buzzer sounded and the ice swirled down the stadium’s drain, Horvat lit the lamp to give his team a 3-2 win over the Barrie Colts.
The goal capped off an unlikely comeback that saw the Knights surmount a 3-1 series deficit, making them just the third team in OHL history to complete such a feat. In the process, the Knights became the 10th team in league history to win back-to-back Robertson Cups.
On August 30, they set out on a quest for a third straight title as they shake off the rust of the offseason, empty any leftover cereal from the Robertson Cup, and return to the ice for a series of exhibition games.
“Nats now Knights, colors green and gold.” That was the headline in the London Free Press on Wednesday, September 18, 1968, when the London Nationals officially became the London Knights. Four decades of highs and lows followed without a championship, but the drought ended in 2005.
That year, instead of celebrating their 40th anniversary by covering the locker room floor in rose pedals, the Knights set a franchise record with 120 points and claimed their first-ever Robertson Cup as champions of the OHL. The accomplishment earned the Knights an appearance in the Memorial Cup tournament, a tournament they were already hosting, from which they emerged as the CHL’s top team. Ever since, the Knights have been an annual force in the league’s Western Conference, and added more hardware to their trophy case with back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.