NHL / Sports

Get ready for the Memorial Cup

From Kuklas Korner
May 18, 2017 - 2:43pm
As noted by the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan, the Memorial Cup is coming to Windsor this weekend, and it's worth a trip across the bridge to the WFCU Centre: Local hockey fans have an opportunity to catch the best in junior hockey the next couple weeks. Cross the bridge (or go through the tunnel) to Windsor, as the Spitfires are hosting the 2017 Memorial Cup May 19-28 at WFCU Centre. The Spitfires, Erie Otters (Ontario League champion), Seattle Thunderbirds (Western League champion) and Saint John Sea Dogs (Quebec champions) are involved in the four-team, round-robin tournament determining the championship of the major junior hockey season. The lone Red Wings draft pick competing in the tournament is Erie defenseman Jordan Sambrook (2016, fifth round). But there’s still a definite Michigan flavor to the event. Erie also has forward Alex DeBrincat (Farmington Hills), a Chicago Blackhawks first-round pick who scored 65 goals in 63 games this season. Forward Cade Robinson (Jackson) and defenseman Ivan Lodnia (Novi) are also on the Otters. Local players on Windsor are forward Luke Boka (Plymouth) and defenseman Jalen Chatfield (Ypsilanti). The tournament opens Friday with Windsor facing Saint John at 7 p.m.

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