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TCC exchanges hockey for on-ice performances

Friday night’s Arizona Icecats game against UNLV, along with the Feb. 19 and 20 series against Michigan State, have both been cancelled due to booking issues at the Tucson Convention Center.

Using the convention center as a home for Icecat hockey games comes with a tradeoff.

TCC is a multi-purpose venue that is often home to shows and performances, which limits the Ice Cats’ practice time for the better part of a month at the beginning of the season.

But this time, the scheduling issues cut out games as well. Friday’s “”Disney Live! Rockin’ Road Show”” and “”Walking with Dinosaurs”” from Feb. 17-21 have both taken precedence at the TCC, something that hasn’t happened very often in the 31-year history of the Icecats.

Head coach Leo Golembiewski fought with the TCC for weeks, but the shows won the battle. 

The number of Icecats home games has been cut in half from six to three, which isn’t sitting too well with the few seniors on the team amidst their final hoorah.

“”As a senior, you look forward to these last couple of games at home in front of the fans,”” said senior defenseman Zach Cherney. “”It’s unfortunate, but you can’t really do anything about it.””

— Mike Schmitz


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