Cornerstone Arena hosts its first game

Posted at 12:00 AM, Nov 15, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-10 00:01:02-05

The Cornerstone Arena, the brand new facility for the Lockport Express Junior "A" team, hosted its first hockey game.

Thanks to a major donation from the Grigg Lewis Foundation, this 14-million dollar project is just about complete, bringing hockey back to Lockport for the first time since the Kenan Arena closed 17 years ago.

"Obviously the HARBORcenter downtown is a magnificent facility.  We feel that we have the second best ice rink in the area," says hockey coach Frank Vecchio.

The state-of-the-art facility is not only a hockey haven, it could be a savior for the Lockport community.  The Cornerstone Arena, once the site of a Sears, a Twin Fair and a supermarket, had been vacant for more than ten years.

The facility features two regulation size rinks, a restaurant, meeting rooms and retail space.