Vancouver looks to land Memorial Cup for second time this century

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Vancouver, Victoria and Red Deer are bidding to host the 2016 Memorial Cup, which is the championship of major junior hockey.

Vancouver last hosted the tournament in 2007, as the host Giants were victorious over Medicine Hat and new Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins in the final. The bid will be led by Giants owner Ron Toigo who is a prominent figure in the local business world.

The Royals are in their fourth year in Victoria, after moving to the provincial capital from Chilliwack.

The Memorial Cup has not been held in Alberta since 1974, making it an interesting decision to be made as Red Deer makes an attempt to bring the tournament to wild rose country.

The 2015 Memorial Cup will be held in Quebec City as the Ramparts of the QMJHL will play as hosts.

The host city, along with the  champions of the OHL, QMJHL and WHL all take part in the ten day tournament.

 

-with files by McKenzie Dalgleish

-photo courtesy Stephen Dyrgas 

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