The Innisfil Lakers were a Junior ice hockey team based in Innisfil, Canada. They played in the Greater Metro Junior'A' Hockey League; the Lakers are one of six expansion teams for the 2007-08 GMHL season. On September 6, 2007, the Innisfil Lakers played their first game in franchise history against the Douro Dukes in Ennismore, Ontario; the game resulted in a 2-0 loss for the Lakers. The next night, the Lakers played the South Muskoka Shield in Gravenhurst and picked up their first win 6-4. On November 30, 2007, the Lakers played their long-awaited first home game; the sixteenth game of the season, the delay was over the late finish of construction on Innisfil's new arena, the Home of the Lakers. Their opponent was the Richmond Hill Rams, which the Lakers defeated by a score of 4-2. On December 29, 2007, the Lakers hosted the Moscow Selects All-star team in an exhibition game; the Selects won the game by a score of 7-3. This was the first game of seven. Despite getting a first round bye, the Lakers found themselves in a battle in the 2008 playoffs.
In the first round, they met the 2007 semi-finalist Richmond Hill Rams. The series went the distance with the Lakers taking game seven to win the series. In the league semi-final, the Lakers met the 2nd seed Temiscaming Royals. In a tough fought series, the Lakers came out winning 4-games-to-2. In the final, the Lakers found themselves pitted against the defending 2007 Russell Cup champion Bradford Rattlers; the Lakers challenged the Rattlers in each game. The Rattlers won with a four-game-sweep. On January 4, 2009, the Lakers played Kazakhstan's Torpedo UST-Kamenogorsk Under-18 team. Innisfil, the third team in the GMHL to play Torpedo, defeated them 5-3. On Friday Feb. 20 The Lakers defeated Bradford to clinch the franchise's 1st regular season division title and the top seed in the South division. In the South Division quarter-final, the Lakers would knock off the Ontario Lightning Rams 3-games-to-1, they elected to take a bye through to the division final. The Lakers met the Deseronto Storm in South final, only to lose 4-games-to-2.
Innisfil took a leave of absence for the 2010-11 season to restructure the organization, but ceased operations permanently during that season. 2008 Lost FinalInnisfil Lakers defeated Richmond Hill Rams 4-games-to-3 in quarter-final Innisfil Lakers defeated Temiscaming Royals 4-games-to-2 in semi-final Bradford Rattlers defeated Innisfil Lakers 4-games-to-none in final2009 Lost Division FinalInnisfil Lakers defeated Ontario Lightning Rams 3-games-to-1 in division quarter-final Received bye through division semi-final. Deseronto Storm defeated Innisfil Lakers 4-games-to-2 in division final2010 Lost Quarter-finalDeseronto Storm defeated Innisfil Lakers 3-games-to-none in quarter-final Innisfil Lakers Webpage GMHL Official Webpage
Tri-City Mall was a mall located in Mesa, Arizona, at the northeast corner of Main Street and Dobson Road. It was opened in 1968 and was the first enclosed shopping center in the East Valley region of the Phoenix metropolitan area, it was named Tri-City because it was intended to draw shoppers from three East Valley cities: Mesa and Chandler. The mall contained 55 stores and was anchored by a Bashas' supermarket, Diamond's department store, JCPenney; the mall first encountered problems when the large Metrocenter mall opened in north central Phoenix in 1973. Despite this, Tri City Mall continued to prosper until several additional malls were constructed in the 1970s and 1980s; the mall closed in 1998 and was demolished to make way for a new strip mall shopping center, Tri-City Pavilions, anchored by a Safeway supermarket. The last standing Tri-City Mall store was demolished in April 2006 to make way for the Sycamore/Main Street Valley Metro Rail transit station. There is a park and ride Parking lot north of Main Street east of the new mall for users of the transit station to park their cars.
East Valley Institute of Technology Tri City Pavilions website