Panda Game, sports and more sports in the Glebe this weekend
Last year, it was a historic Hail Mary throw in the final seconds of the Panda Game that gave the Carleton Ravens a slight edge over their rivals the Ottawa Gee Gees 33-31.
The final play was miraculously caught by Nate Behar, sending Ravens fans into a fitful frenzy of celebration, with hundreds of them storming the field at the final buzzer.
Will it be an epic finish again at Saturday’s Panda Game at TD Place or will the Gee-Gees get the revenge they’ve been waiting a full year for?
TD Place is hosting this year’s Panda Game and judging by ticket sales, it looks like it will be another loud one in the Glebe. Tickets aren’t quite sold out yet, but they’re going quick for what is arguably the biggest rivalry in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
Both squads have struggled slightly in their opening games with Carleton in fourth place with a 3-2 record while the Gee-Gees sit in sixth after splitting their first four games for a 2-2 record. A win Saturday for the Gee-Gees would tie the two clubs, but a win for Carleton would see the Ravens pull away from their city rivals.
Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Saturday. Click here for tickets.
But the Panda Game isn’t the only thing worth checking out this weekend in the Glebe, especially if you’re a sports fan.
Come cheer on the Ottawa 67s hockey team as they push for their first win of the season Friday night against The Hamilton Bulldogs. The 67s have dropped their first three games, including a 7-0 blowout in Mississauga and a 4-0 blanking at the hands of The Barrie Colts at TD Place for their home-opener last weekend. The 67s have been shutout in their last two games and star forwards Travis Konecny and Dante Salituro will be looking to do what they do best: score goals.
The puck drops Friday night at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets
And soccer fans probably already have their tickets to Sunday’s Ottawa Fury FC game vs. FC Edmonton at TD Place. The Fury are unbeaten in their last seven outings and sit atop the NASL league standings. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. Click here for tickets.
And, as usual, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market is on again on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
See you in the Glebe this weekend!