UPEI is up against three other bids in its effort to host the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s hockey championship.
The CIS announced Friday morning the bids it received for the University Cup for 2015 and 2016.
Three bids from Atlantic Canada universities were submitted for both years. They were from UPEI, Acadia and a joint bid from Saint Mary’s and St. Francis Xavier.
UPEI would host the event at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown while the other two bids would see the event played at the Halifax Metro Centre.
Ryerson also submitted a bid, but only for 2016.
Of the four bidders, UPEI is the only one to have previously hosted the event. The championship was here in 1970.
The CIS championship selection committee will meet during the second week of October to reviews the bids and will announced the winners in the days following the meeting.
There are also bids for basketball and women’s rugby.
Expressing interest for the women’s hoops event were Alberta, Cape Breton and UNB for both 2015 and 2016, Laval for 2015 only, Calgary and Victoria for 2016, and Carleton for either 2015 or 2016.
The men’s basketball Final Eight tournament attracted interest from UBC (2015 and 2016) and Ryerson (2015). While UBC was the lone bidder for 2016, the selection committee still has to review its bid to ensure it meets or exceeds the CIS hosting standards.
Three schools put in bids for women’s rugby, including Alberta and Guelph for 2014 and 2015, and Queen’s for 2015 only.