Kamloops Blazers (Host) vs Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Puck Drop: 9:00 pm EDT
Arena: Sandman Centre, Kamloops, BC
How To Watch: TSN1, TSN4, RDS
The 2023 Memorial Cup kicks off tonight with the home team Kamloops Blazers taking on the Quebec Remparts.
The Toronto Maple Leafs top prospect, Fraser Minten, is a centre for Kamloops and is coming off a season where he had 67 points (31 goals) in 57 games.
You can read more about Minten and the tournament in Brian's preview earlier this week.
The Blazers will be wearing this gorgeous blue jersey for the opening game to commemorate veterans from indigenous communities. The Blazers have a strong relationship with the First Nations on the land and have had events during the week leading up to the first game.
🎥 WATCH | The Arrival of the #MemorialCup ceremony was held this afternoon at the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Powwow Arbour.— The WHL (@TheWHL) May 26, 2023
Special commemorative uniforms were also unveiled which the @blazerhockey will wear in Friday's tournament opener. pic.twitter.com/Exjpfg4mF1
Here is the starting lineup for the Blazers.
The Remparts full lineup is here below: