This is the poor man’s version of the foreign tour that the NCAA allows you to take every four years. Rather than have the two-week, ten-game overseas tour that the NCAA allows, many teams book a mini-tour over Labor Day. We’ll undoubtedly play 2-3 more games against Canadian schools over the weekend (by NCAA rule, we can’t play a game against a US squad) with at least one game scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday. A Friday night game is also a possibility, as is a morning/night doubleheader on either Sat/Sun.
The real benefit of these tours is that the NCAA allows you to hold ten days of practice before you head off for the weekend. That’s a pretty nice bonus that can give you a leg up on the season.