First of all, congratulations to the Halifax Mooseheads on winning their first Memorial Cup. This marks the third consecutive win for the QMJHL, following Shawinigan last year and Saint John in 2011. Also, congratulations must be given to the Portland Winterhawks on a fantastic season and for making the final game of the 2013 Memorial Cup a memorable one.
Is this the time to switch up the Memorial Cup tournament format? Currently, the winners from each of the three leagues in the CHL (Quebec, Ontario and Western Leagues) all earn the right to play for junior hockey supremacy. The fourth team invited is the host team. This rotates from league to league on a yearly basis. Usually, the host team loads up on talent via trades to ensure themselves a competitive team for the tournament but lately there has been a disturbing
In this edition of Three (Future) Star Selection, we’ll take a look at the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.
The Sting have taken a long road to get to where they are today. In fact, the franchise didn’t even start out in the OHL but rather was an original franchise of the QMJHL. That version of the team was called the Cornwall Royals and played in the QMJHL from 1969 until 1981 when they changed leagues and started skating in
Updated 03-07-2013 at 00:19 by Assistant Coach Carr
In this edition of Three (Future) Star selection we’ll take a look at the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks.
In existence since the 1976-1977 season, the Winterhawks have come a long way from humble beginnings, that being a transfer franchise who couldn’t afford new uniforms in their first year. The uniforms they eventually wore were a used set from the Chicago Blackhawks. Early pictures feature the Blackhawks telltale “C” on the shoulders, later to be changed
Imagine a tie baseball game after 11 innings. Clearly the only way to settle this boring affair after investing four hours of your life is a homerun hitting contest.
The Spurs and the Lakers tied at 114 each after overtime. Clear the court, its slam dunk contest time.
Absurd right? Ridiculous. Foolish. No way would it ever happen. Why then, does the NHL insist on ending games with a shootout? Why not mix it up a little and next year