The Memorial Cup begins in two hours, and I’m here to help you check out the best damn tournament this side of the World Juniors.
Windsor games are highlighted, so you know when to check out our own Jeremy Bracco.
Round-Robin Game 1 – Saint John vs. Windsor on Friday May 19 at 7:00 pm
Round-Robin Game 2 – Erie vs. Seattle on Saturday May 20 at 3:00 pm
Round-Robin Game 3 – Windsor vs. Seattle on Sunday May 21 at 7:00 pm
Round-Robin Game 4 – Erie vs. Saint John on Monday May 22 at 7:00 pm
Round-Robin Game 5 – Seattle vs. Saint John on Tuesday May 23 at 7:00 pm
Round-Robin Game 6 – Windsor vs. Erie on Wednesday May 24 at 7:00 pm
Tie-Breaker (if necessary) – Thursday May 25 at 7:00 pm
Semi-Final – Friday May 26 at 7:00 pm
Championship Final – Sunday May 28 at 7:00pm
The NHL Network is airing most of the games on tape delay, about an hour after puck drop. If you’re watching there, stay off twitter to avoid spoilers.
Here is the NHL Network schedule:
Friday, May 19 – Saint John vs. Windsor – 8:00 p.m. ET (Tape Delay) +1hr
Saturday, May 20 – Erie vs. Seattle – 7:00 p.m. ET (Tape Delay) +4hrs
Sunday, May 21 – Windsor vs. Seattle – 7:00 p.m. ET
Monday, May 22 – Erie vs. Saint John – 8:00 p.m. ET (Tape Delay)+1hr
Tuesday, May 23 – Seattle vs. Saint John – 8:00 p.m. ET (Tape Delay)+1hr
Wednesday, May 24 – Windsor vs. Erie – 9:00 p.m. ET (Tape Delay)+2hrs
Thursday, May 25 – Tiebreaker: Teams TBD – 8:00 p.m. ET (Tape Delay)+1hr
Friday, May 26 – Semifinal: Teams TBD – 8:00 p.m. ET (Tape Delay)+1hr
Sunday, May 28 – Championship: Teams TBD – 7:00 p.m. ET
All games are being held at the WFCU centre, which is located about in the middle of Windsor. You can watch it live, and tickets are still available to be bought at the box office and online.
The WFCU is a beautiful arena, opened in 2008 and has great sightlines to watch a game. Really, they didn’t put in any seats that would be obstructed, leaving empty concrete rows up high. I took some pictures below:
There’s nothing better than a live hockey game, and if you’re in Windsor and have a kidney to spare, come to the WFCU and see one.