After the opening game of the 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup, we were told we had not seen the real Kelowna Rockets. But one week later, the Western Hockey League champions have arrived in full-force.
The Oshawa Generals will play for the Memorial Cup on Sunday.
The Oshawa Generals have assured themselves of at least a spot in a potential tiebreaker game at the 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
For the first time since 2008, the home team is undefeated at the MasterCard Memorial Cup.
It is time to raise the curtain on the 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Quebec City. The three league champions and host club are looking forward to tournament action.
The Guelph Storm entered the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup Championship Game as the favourite against the Edmonton Oil Kings after going through the round robin on cruise control. But "on any given Sunday..." anything can happen in junior hockey.
The Guelph Storm had just over one week to celebrate their OHL Championship Title and get ready for the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup. After their first game, it appears the club picked up right where it left off in the OHL playoffs.
It was a case of the well-rested versus the team rolling right on through to the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup. And in the end the QMJHL champs were just one-notch better than the host club.
They were among the top teams across the country throughout the season, and in the end the Halifax Mooseheads did not disappoint on the big stage.
Last year, the London Knights dropped a heart-breaker in overtime at the MasterCard Memorial Cup final. This year, they won't get the chance for revenge in the Championship Game.
In the end, the three league champions will battle it out to decide the 95th MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament.
It can be a double-edged sword, getting the bye into the Championship Game of the MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament. While advancing to final puts a team within one game of winning junior hockey's top prize, the break can make things difficult to prepare for the big game.
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