Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rimouski plays the host to Junior Hockey's best

As the Memorial Cup gets underway in Rimouski for the next ten days, teams from the Western and Ontario leagues, the champions of both, arrive in Quebec eager to leave with the legendary championship trophy for Junior hockey as part of their carry on baggage for the ride home.

The city on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence, features some of the most passionate fans in the Quebec League and they will no doubt be making themselves heard when the hometown Oceanic take to the ice during the tournament.

We'll provide some reviews of the events of the week that celebrates the best of Junior hockey in Canada.

May 24-- Spitfires lift Memorial Cup, battered town's hopes
May 24-- Spitfires make history
May 24-- Go ahead, Windsor, party down
May 24-- Spitfires complete Memorial Cup comeback
May 24-- Join the Spits' homecoming festivities Monday
May 24-- Windsor Spitfires win Memorial Cup for 1st time
May 24-- Spitfires looking to make history at Memorial Cup
May 24-- This time it counts for Kelowna
May 23-- Hodgson named CHL Player of the Year
May 23-- Connolly named top rookie in CHL
May 23-- Spitfires vow they’ll be ready for final
May 23-- Stars shining in Rimouski
May 23-- Tavares a shoo-in for top prospect
May 23-- Myers stays humble in face of overwhelming success
May 22-- Poutine on the menu as Rockets kill five-day break before Memorial Cup final
May 22-- Adam Henrique' OT winner sends Windsor to Memorial Cup final
May 22-- Spitfires win in OT, off to Memorial Cup final
May 22-- Mitchell erupts in third, Spitfires oust Oceanic
May 22-- Down time is key time, say coaches of Cup teams
May 22-- Windsor charges into semifinal
May 22-- Oceanic, Voltigeurs need to dig deep at Mem Cup
May 22-- Perseverance pays off for Rockets goalie
May 21-- Spitfires blast way into semi-final
May 21-- Dale Mitchell's hat trick gives Spitfires 6-4 comeback win over Oceanic
May 21-- Mitchell's natural hat trick sinks Oceanic
May 21-- Mitchell's hat trick gives Spitfires the win
May 21-- Scouts get good looks at some top draft prospects at Memorial Cup
May 21-- Voltigeurs earn semifinal berth at Memorial Cup
May 20-- Dumont advances Voltigeurs to semi-finals
May 20-- Voltigeurs vault into Memorial Cup semi-final
May 20-- Spitfires get a new lease on life at Memorial Cup
May 20-- Rimouski loses, will face Windsor Thursday
May 20-- Spits squeeze out win to stay alive
May 20-- Weight of history bears down on Spits
May 20-- Rockets drawing on past experiences of coach Huska
May 20-- Rockets suffer minor setback
May 20-- Boughner's long wait ends
May 19-- Spitfires stay alive at Memorial Cup with 2-1 win over Rockets
May 19-- Spitfires: Beat Kelowna or go home
May 19-- It's a clash of Flames' No. 1 draft picks
May 19-- Benn comes up big
May 18-- Rockets are contenders: Voltigeurs
May 18-- Oceanic outgun Spitfires
May 18-- Benn scores four, Kelowna advances to final
May 17-- Rimouski springs upset
May 17-- Do or die for Spitfires after 5-4 loss to Rimouski
May 17-- Spitfires fail to live up to favourite billing in first test
May 17-- Rockets still underdogs?
May 17-- Host Rimouski score first win at Memorial Cup
May 16-- Drummondville tops Windsor in overtime
May 16-- Spitfires drop opener to Drummondville 3-2 in overtime
May 16-- Rockets make initial splash
May 16-- Rockets preparing for great unknown
May 16-- Kelowna shows Rimouski the ropes in practice, game
May 15-- Kelowna impresses in Memorial Cup opener
May 15-- Rockets soar in Memorial Cup opener
May 15-- Kelowna opens tournament with win
May 15-- Spitfires familiar with role of favourite
May 15-- Spitfires have some unfinished business
May 15-- Spitfires to face injury-racked Voltiguers
May 15-- Boughner, Jones go back long way
May 15-- Spitfires coach consults Vellucci
May 15-- Memorial Cup capsules

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