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SPECIAL REPORT : What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet
William Shakespeare.

Some people may wonder why the name for an arena or other location isn’t what they expect: for example, why this site refers to an arena as Centennial Park Arena (East) when the 2009 / 2010 GTHL schedule refers to it as Etobicoke Centennial (East).

The fundamental problem is that many locations are known by several names: one name may be the official name, but other names are common and might even be used more often.

Examples of variations in names are:

  • Centennial Park Arena (East) is also called Etobicoke Centennial (East).
  • Tomken Twin is also called Tomken.
  • MasterCard Centre is also called Lakeshore or Lakeshore Arena.
  • Evinrude Atom is one rink at the Peterborough Evinrude Community Centre.

This site normally uses the name appearing on the ArenaMaps site. Sometimes, especially for tournaments when confusion is more likely, this site uses both the name on the ArenaMaps site and the name used by the tournament organizer.

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but a location with another name could be hard to find. It would certainly be better if each location had a single, unique name used by everyone, but this will likely never happen.

 

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