Hockey is the fastest paced of all major sports, because its players rush to complete the game before the ice field melts into vinegar. Enjoy the acidic thrill of competition with today’s Groupon to a Western Mustangs hockey game at Thompson Recreation & Athletic Centre or a series of three volleyball games at Alumni Hall. Children aged 5 and younger receive free admission. Choose from the following options:
- For $8, you get two tickets to the men’s hockey team’s league playoff on Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $16 value).
- For $12, you get four tickets to the men’s hockey team’s league playoff on Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $32 value).
- For $10, you get a weekend pass for one to the Ontario University Athletics Final 4 Men’s Volleyball Championship (up to a $20 value), which includes the following games:
- The semifinals on Friday, February 24, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- The finals on Saturday, February 25, at 7 p.m.<p>
Armed with speedy skates and powerful spikes, the Western Mustangs compete for league titles in hockey and volleyball this winter. Four-time OUA Coach of the Year Clarke Singer leads a top-ranked men’s hockey cavalcade on a quest for victory, keeping opponents guessing with constant line changes and making sure his Mustangs’ hooves are whittled down to blades before each game. Right wingers Keaton Turkiewicz and Yashar Farmanara assail visiting goalies with a steady stream of slap shots that has them skating among the league leaders in scoring and points. Meanwhile, star net minder Josh Unice draws on his experience as a member of the U.S. National Junior Team to fend off pucks and bore opponents into submission with lectures on American history.
The men’s volleyball squad wows fans with lightning-fast serves and finely honed teamwork skills. Graced with a towering 6’7” frame, middle hitter Mathew Waite makes opponents shiver in his shadow as he sends the ball hurtling groundward. Libero Andre Begin finds practical applications for lessons learned in his kinesiology courses when he peppers the court with blocks, digs, and step-aerobics routines.
Though the Western Mustangs offer ticket discounts for seniors, children, and college students, today’s Groupon is still the best deal available for most fans.