Saturday, May 17, 2008

Canada's Junior hockey showcase underway

The 90th edition of the Memorial Cup is underway in Kitchener, Ontario as the host Rangers try to win the coveted trophy on home ice. Kitchener was the OHL champion this year, so Belleville receives the fourth spot in the Canadian hockey final four, thanks to their championship runner up status in the OHL.

Rounding out the Cup contenders this year are Gatineau and Spokane.

All games are being broadcast on Sportsnet across the country.

We’ll track all the developments, scores and features of the tournament from this spot.

Memorial Cup Official site including schedule

Memorial Cup Scoreboard
Sunday, May 25--SPOKANE 4-Kitchener 1, Spokane wins the Memorial Cup
Friday, May 23-- Kitchener 9, Belleville 0
Thursday, May 22-- Day off
Wednesday, May 21-- BELLEVILLE 4, Kitchener 3
Tuesday, May 20-- SPOKANE 3 vs Gatineau 1
Monday, May 19-- BELLEVILLE 6 vs Gatineau 3
Sunday, May 18-- SPOKANE 2, Kitchener 1
Saturday, May 17-- SPOKANE 5, Belleville 4 (1st overtime)
Friday, May 16-- KITCHENER 6, Gatineau 5 (1st overtime)

News items on the tournament

May 17--Toronto Star-- Teen thrilled by big chance
May 16--Globe and Mail-- Azevedo rescues Rangers
May 16--Globe and Mail-- Kitchener enjoying a dream season
May 16--Ottawa Citizen--Memorial Cup teams at a glance
May 16--Waterloo Record-- Why it is a Memorial Cup?
May 16--Ottawa Citizen-- Olympiques take tough stance
May 15--Calgary Herald-- Chiefs head East to take title shot
Hockey Nation items

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