(TORONTO, ON) – The Canadian Hockey League has announced details regarding the formal bid presentations for the 2018 Memorial Cup which will be the 100th edition of the league’s prestigious national championship.
The Hamilton Bulldogs, Oshawa Generals, and the Regina Pats are presenting before a national Site Selection Committee of industry leaders from across Canada today, in Toronto.
The selection committee is comprised of Mike Akpata, from LaSalle, Paul Beeston, Colin Campbell, Al Coates, Serge Fortin, Scott Moore, and Scott Smith.
The 100th Memorial Cup will take place May 17 to 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 this year.
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 Memorial Cup will be hosted by the Windsor Spitfires May 18 to 28, this spring.