Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup Host Committee today announced the schedule and start times for the 99th edition of the prestigious National Championship which takes place May 18-28 in Windsor, Ont.
All nine games of the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup will begin at 7:00pm Eastern and can be seen live across the country on Sportsnet and TVA Sports. The action begins on Friday May 19 when the host Windsor Spitfires open against the QMJHL champions at 7:00 pm Eastern. The Mastercard Memorial Cup Championship Final is slated for Sunday May 28 at 7:00pm.
2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup Schedule (All times are Eastern and are subject to change):
Round-Robin Game 1 – QMJHL vs. Windsor on Friday May 19 at 7:00 pm
Round-Robin Game 2 – OHL vs. WHL on Saturday May 20 at 3:00 pm*
Round-Robin Game 3 – Windsor vs. WHL on Sunday May 21 at 7:00 pm
Round-Robin Game 4 – OHL vs. QMJHL on Monday May 22 at 7:00 pm
Round-Robin Game 5 – WHL vs. QMJHL on Tuesday May 23 at 7:00 pm
Round-Robin Game 6 – Windsor vs. OHL 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
*–revised from originally announced time
Since the round-robin format of the event was introduced in 1972, the Ontario Hockey League has won a total of 16 Mastercard Memorial Cup championships including last season in Red Deer when the London Knights captured their second title in franchise history with a 3-2 overtime win over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. The host Windsor Spitfires will be competing for their third Mastercard Memorial Cup title in franchise history after winning back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010.
The 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup is proudly supported by MasterCard, title sponsor of this event for 19 straight years.