SASKATOON – The Canadian Hockey League and the host organizing committee for the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup officially unveiled the logo for next year’s championship.
As per tradition, the logo features a likeness of the Memorial Cup trophy atop logos for the Canadian Hockey League and MasterCard, the event’s title sponsor. A poppy at the centre of the logo symbolizes the event’s longstanding support of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who accepted the challenge to serve and defend.
What makes the logo unique for the 2013 event is the bottom portion of the design which features stylized writing of “Saskatoon” above a wave of Air Force blue. The style and colouring are inspired by the logo of the Saskatoon Blades, who’ll serve as host team of next year’s championship.
“With strong support from MasterCard, the Memorial Cup has become a very recognizable brand in the hockey world,” says Jack Brodsky, Blades president and co-chair of the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup. “We’re proud to be associated with an event that recognizes the contributions of our military personnel and adding a touch of Air Force blue to the logo is a nod to all of those courageous people.”
There is one way into the action – 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup packages are currently available to season ticket holders of the Saskatoon Blades. Become a Blades’ season ticket holder and keep your seat for the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup!
Eight-game MasterCard Memorial Cup packages start at $95 plus applicable taxes and fees. For more information on becoming a season ticket holder and to secure your seat, call 975-8844 or visit saskatoonblades.com
About 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup
The MasterCard Memorial Cup is the Canadian Hockey League championship and will feature the top team from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as the host team, Saskatoon Blades. The championship will take place May 16-26, 2013. The 10-day event will include a community-wide celebration showcasing alumni events, concerts and the CHL Awards. The Saskatoon Blades last hosted the MasterCard Memorial Cup in 1989.