Game one of the second best spring hockey tournament (sorry world championships) is tonight. The host team Quebec Remparts will, uh, host, the WHL Champion Kelowna Rockets. Previewing a game like this is a bit rough since there's very little history between these two teams.
Kelowna Rockets at Quebec Remparts
7:30PM - Sportsnet, TVA, NHLNet
Since it's game 1 of the tournament there's not much to go on so here are the team summaries of season I did for the overall tournament preview:
Memorial Cup History
Kelowna has participated in four other Memorial Cup tournaments, and the second generation of Quebec Remparts have been in two. Both of these teams participated in the 2003 tournament in Quebec City (none of the current players were involved, since they were all just entering elementary school at the time), where the host Remparts placed last in the round robin and Kelowna lost the semi-final to Hull (Kitchener would win the Memorial Cup that year). Kelowna won the round robin game between the two that year, 3-2.
The Remparts other tournament finish was Champion as QMJHL Champion in 2006.