2016 Memorial Cup Is Set


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The four teams are set for the 2016 Memorial Cup in Red Deer, Alberta.

WHL Champs – Brandon Wheat Kings (48-18-4-2  102 points)

This will be the fifth Memorial Cup for the Brandon Wheat Kings, who are still searching for their first tournament win in franchise history. Their most recent appearance came in 2010, when they hosted the event and lost to Windsor in the finals. The Wheat Kings beat Edmonton, Moose Jaw, Red Deer and Seattle on their way to the WHL Championship.

OHL Champs – London Knights (51-14-2-1  105 points)

The London Knights set an OHL record with 13 straight playoff wins en route to their third OHL Championship in the last five years. London go through the playoffs with a 16-2 record, with both loses coming in their first round series against Owen Sound. After beating the Attack in six games, the Knights swept Kitchener, Erie and Niagara to win their fourth title in franchise history.

QMJHL Champs – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (54-9-3-2  113 points)

Rouyn-Noranda beat Shawinigan in five games to capture their first ever President Cup. The Huskies owned the QMJHL’s best regular season record and out scored opponents 88-31 in 20 playoff games. They are the only team at the tournament who had the best regular season record in their league, after setting franchise records in wins (54), points (113) and goals against (181)

Hosts – Red Deer Rebels (45-24-1-2  93 points)

The Red Deer Rebels will enter the tournament with redemption on their mind. They were eliminated by Brandon in round three of the WHL Playoffs, losing to the eventual champions in five games. The Rebels were nearly ousted a round earlier when the Regina Pats pushed them to seven games. Red Deer will try and be the first host team to win the tournament since 2012, when Shawinigan beat London 2-1 in overtime to hoist the cup on home ice.

Round Robin Schedule:
Friday, May 20: London @ Red Deer
Saturday, May 21: Brandon @ Rouyn-Noranda
Sunday, May 22: Red Deer @ Rouyn-Noranda
Monday, May 23: Brandon @ London
Tuesday, May 24: Rouyn-Noranda @ London
Wednesday, May 25: Red Deer @ Brandon

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