The Canadian Hockey League’s 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup celebrations are officially underway with the puck dropping Saturday on the Memorial Cup Tour that will visit a total of 17 CHL communities in eight different provinces this season.
Barrie, home of the Ontario Hockey League’s Colts, was the first stop on the tour and also helped launch the CHL on Sportsnet Saturday Showcase schedule with a nationally broadcasted game against the Kitchener Rangers.
Before the game the Memorial Cup was on display at the Angus Recreation Centre where it greeted the public following the Santa Claus Parade. From there it traveled to Andy Anderson Arena at CFB Borden providing service men and women and their families a terrific photo opportunity.
At the game, the Memorial Cup was included in a special pre-game ceremony at Barrie’s Molson Centre that also featured The Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers School Flag Party before being situated on the concourse for fans to enjoy.
Social Media Highlights from Barrie:
Thank you @OHLBarrieColts and fans!
Great start to #MMC100 Tour including Santa Claus parade and CFB Borden visits.
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) November 19, 2017
— 2018 MC Memorial Cup (@MCMemorialCup) November 18, 2017
— David W Grebstad (@horsegunner) November 18, 2017
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Next stop on the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup Trophy Tour is Calgary, home of the Western Hockey League’s Hitmen on Saturday November 25.
Follow the tour, post your photos, and join the conversation on social media using #MMC100.