Monday, May 15, 2017

2017 Memorial Cup schedule now confirmed

Now that the four teams are confirmed for the 2017 Memorial Cup, the schedule has been confirmed as well.

Here is the full tournament schedule (all the games Saint John will or could be involved in are in bold):

Friday, May 19: Saint John vs Windsor, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: Erie vs Seattle, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 21: Windsor vs Seattle, 8 p.m.
Monday, May 22: Erie vs Saint John, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23: Seattle vs Saint John, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24: Windsor vs Erie, 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 25: Tiebreaker, 8 p.m.
Friday, May 26: Semifinal, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 28: Final, 8 p.m.

This is the same scheduling format as the 2011 Memorial Cup in Mississauga, which the Sea Dogs won. Saint John defeated the host St. Michael's Majors in the tournament opener and then defeated Owen Sound to clinch a spot in the final. The team lost to the Kootenay Ice in overtime in their final round robin game, but the Dogs opted to rest many of their regulars for that contest.

The Sea Dogs have never played Windsor, Erie or Seattle previously. Saint John is 3-1 all-time against OHL teams (defeating Mississauga twice, Owen Sound once and losing to London)  and 1-1 against WHL squads (defeating Edmonton and losing to Kootenay).

All tournament games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet.

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