A leaky roof at TD Place arena caused poor ice conditions and forced the Ottawa 67’s to postpone their Saturday afternoon OHL game against the Niagara IceDogs.
An old problem has resurfaced at the Ottawa 67’s supposedly refurbished rink.
A leaky roof at the team’s TD Place arena caused poor ice conditions and forced them to postpone their Saturday afternoon OHL game against the Niagara IceDogs.
Due to unsafe ice conditions and consideration of player safety, today’s game is POSTPONED.
Stay tuned for further details.
— Ottawa 67’s (@Ottawa67sHockey) February 20, 2016
This is only the 67’s second season back at the rink since a $23-million project occurred to repair the roof. They spent two seasons playing in suburban Kanata at Canadian Tire Centre, home of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, while renovations took place.
The renovations were part of a bigger project to revitalize Lansdowne Park in time for the arrival of the Canadian Football League expansion Ottawa Redblacks.
According to the Ottawa Citizen, the rink, formerly known as Civic Centre, has been “notorious for leaks almost from its 1967 opening.”
A game between the 67’s and Peterborough Petes was postponed in the final weeks of the last season before renovations began.
Saturday’s contest between the 67’s and the IceDogs has been rescheduled for Monday at 7 p.m.
The IceDogs (27-21-3-3) and 67’s (29-25-1-1) are tied in the OHL’s Eastern Conference standings with 60 points. The IceDogs have played two fewer games and thus hold the fifth spot in the conference.