It was announced this morning that the Windsor Spitfires will host the 2017 Memorial Cup.
According to a CHL press release, “the 99th edition of the MasterCard Memorial Cup will take place May 18-28, 2017, at Windsor’s WFCU Centre, featuring the host Spitfires along with the champions of the Ontario Hockey League, the Western Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.”
The QMJHL was once rumoured to be hosting the 2017 tournament, and the Sea Dogs had expressed interest. But the CHL opted to keep the current rotation in place. There has been plenty of speculation that the 2018 Memorial Cup will also be held in Ontario and feature a different format. But that has not been confirmed by the CHL.
This year’s Memorial Cup will be held in Red Deer.
In other news…
- Rouyn-Noranda’s Timo Meier has been suspended for the first game of the President Cup final for a hit in game six of the Huskies’ semifinal series against Moncton.
- The Halifax Mooseheads have named Andre Tourigny their new head coach.
- Someone made a chart estimating ticket revenue for every CHL club. Unsurprisingly, Quebec, London and Edmonton led the way.
- The current QMJHL Entry Draft order has the Sea Dogs picking 10th overall. Saint John’s pick is owned by Baie-Comeau but they do own Charlottetown’s first round pick.