Wake Forest to Open Exhibition Season North of the Border
Oct. 19, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest is set to open its 2012-13 exhibition season tonight at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The Demon Deacons and Badgers will tip off at 7 p.m. EDT.
Wake Forest will play two games during its trip to Canada, including a game at Ryerson University on Saturday evening in the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens, which was the home of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs from 1931-99. Saturday's game against the Rams will tip at 7 p.m. EDT.
The games will be played using international rules, which include a 24-second shot clock, four 10-minute quarters, relaxed goaltending regulations and different restrictions on timeouts and free throws procedures.
Live stats will be available for Friday's game at Brock. Live video will be streamed for free on Ryerson's website on Saturday with no live stats available. Follow @TieDyeNation on Twitter for live updates during the games and check back to WakeForestSports.com for complete postgame coverage.
Brock and Ryerson are no strangers to playing American NCAA teams. Both squads lost to Tulsa in mid-August. Brock fell 90-44, while Ryerson lost 79-55. Ryerson will also play at Detroit Mercy later this month and at Canisius in early November.
Last season, Brock played host to Murray State and North Florida, while Ryerson hosted Baylor and also played road games at Santa Clara, Stanford and Rhode Island.
Brock finished 10-12 last season, while Ryerson went 13-9 and advanced to the CIS Final 8 for the first time in 14 seasons.
Wake Forest is making its first international preseason trip since 2006-07, when the Deacons played two exhibition games in the Bahamas in early September.
The Deacons will play one more exhibition game on Nov. 2 when they host Rollins at the Joel Coliseum. Wake Forest will open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 9, at home against Radford.