Hershey CentreEdit profile
The Hershey Centre is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex located in Mississauga, Ontario, across the street from Iceland Mississauga. The Hershey Centre is the home arena of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League. It previously housed the Mississauga IceDogs from 1998”“2007, and the Toronto ThunderHawks during the 2000-2001 National Professional Soccer League season. It has also been the venue for several notable musical acts, including The Tragically Hip, Green Day and Hatebreed. The arena also featured the only Extreme Championship Wrestling show in Canada before the promotion's demise in 2001. The Hershey Centre was also the venue for the inaugural Heritage Cup, an international indoor lacrosse tournament. First opened in 1998, the Hershey Centre is located on Rose Cherry Place, named after the late wife of Don Cherry, founder and former owner of the IceDogs. In 2007, a new multi-sport facility called Hershey SportZone opened just to the north of the main bowl. SportZone houses a full size indoor soccer field, a full size FIBA basketball court, a gymnastics facility, and two outdoor soccer fields. The NARCh Inline Hockey Championships were held at Hershey Centre in 2006 and 2009. It was the host venue of the 2009 World Cup of Curling. A funeral for a fallen Peel Regional Police officer, constable James Ochakovsky who was killed in the line of duty following a deadly car crash in Brampton on March 1, 2010, took place at the Hershey Centre on March 9, 2010, hundreds of thousands of police officers from various police forces across Canada including Toronto Police, Peel Regional Police, Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police attended the funeral. The arena has been selected to host the 2011 Mastercard Memorial Cup.