The CHL confirmed last week that the 2018 tournament, which will be the 100th Memorial Cup championship, can be bid on by any of the 60 CHL clubs.
Despite rumours that have circulated over the past couple years, the format for the tournament will remain the same with a host team and the champions of the QMJHL, OHL and WHL.
Interested clubs must submit their intent to bid by Sept. 1, 2016. The CHL will make its decision in the first week of February, 2017.
The 2017 Memorial Cup will be held in Windsor.
The Sea Dogs have stated their intentions to bid on the 2019 tournament, which will be the next Memorial Cup the QMJHL hosts.
In other news…
- It appears the Kitchener Rangers, who hosted back in 2008, are interested in bidding on the 2018 Memorial Cup.
- It might have been a rough year for the CHL Import Draft.
- Gerard Gallant is back on PEI.
- Bleedin’ Blue has an article on former Sea Dogs forward Sam Povorozniouk.
- 17-year-old forward Craig Ryan, who had 15 goals and 19 assists in 37 games with the Cape Breton West Islanders last season, has been invited to Sea Dogs training camp.
Isles Update: Mulgrave's @Cryan_7 will be attending the @SJSeaDogs camp this summer. #TheFactoryOfGuts pic.twitter.com/Ypf0HRUbSG— CB West Islanders (@CBWestIslanders) July 9, 2016