Friday, May 19, 2006

The 2006 Memorial Cup

Imagine playing a round-robin tournament after the four-round Stanley Cup tourney. That's the equivalent of what Canadian junior hockey teams go through enroute to the Memorial Cup, which is the reason many pundits label it the toughest trophy to win in sports.

The Globe and Mail's hockey reporter Tim Wharnsby has an excellent preview of the tournament, which gets underway in Moncton, New Brunswick, tonight.

Vancouver Giants head coach Don Hay was the Kamloops Blazers coach in 1994 and '95, and I'd love to see the former Kamloops Fire & Rescue firefighter win his third (even if it is for the expansion Giants). It's also very tough to bet against former Quesnel Millionaire Gilbert Brule, a pint-sized star in the making for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Take a break from the NHL and watch some of this if you get a chance.

4 Comments:

At 2:26 PM, May 19, 2006, Anonymous Doogie2K said...

Coach Patrick Roy (Quebec Remparts) should be worth the price of admission by itself.

 
At 2:27 PM, May 19, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

He's certainly been just as animated on the bench as he was in the net. With this kind of success, it's only a matter of time before he's back in the NHL.

 
At 2:25 AM, May 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nothing can stop Brule. Just watch him out there, he did some amazing things over here in the WHL, and I am sure he will keep it up in Moncton. Pure magic.

 
At 10:52 AM, May 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not just that nobody can stop Brule. Nobody can Stop that LINE. Bartley and Machacek keep getting goals and assists too.

 

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