Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced details regarding formal bid presentations for the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup which will be the 100th edition of the league’s prestigious national championship.
The Hamilton Bulldogs, Oshawa Generals, and the Regina Pats will present before a national Site Selection Committee of industry leaders from across Canada on Wednesday January 25, 2017, in Toronto.
2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup Site Selection Committee:
- Michael Akpata (Retired Canadian Armed Forces, 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup HOC)
- Paul Beeston (Former President & CEO, Toronto Blue Jays)
- Colin Campbell (Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, NHL)
- Al Coates (Interim Director, Hockey Canada Foundation)
- Serge Fortin (Vice-President, TVA Sports)
- Scott Moore (President, Sportsnet and NHL Properties)
- Scott Smith (Chief Operating Officer, Hockey Canada)
Ex officio members of the Site Selection Committee include Commissioners David Branch (OHL), Gilles Courteau (QMJHL), and Ron Robison (WHL), and CHL Legal Counsel Gord Kirke who will serve as Site Selection Committee Chairman.
The 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup will take place May 17-27, 2018, and will feature a host CHL team along with the champions of the OHL, WHL, and QMJHL competing in the traditional round-robin tournament format. The successful host city will be announced in February, 2017.
The Memorial Cup has a rich tradition that has shaped the way junior hockey is played in North America. The trophy was originally known as the OHA Memorial Cup and was donated by the Ontario Hockey Association in March, 1919, in remembrance of the many soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice for Canada in the First World War. In 2010 the Memorial Cup was rededicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian Military Personnel killed in combat serving our country.
The 99th edition of the Mastercard Memorial Cup will be hosted by the Windsor Spitfires May 18-28, 2017.
For more information please visit www.mastercardmemorialcup.ca.