#MMC100 Trophy Tour Stop 9: Chicoutimi, Quebec
The Canadian Hockey League’s 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup celebrations continued this past week in Chicoutimi, the ninth stop on a season long tour visiting 17 CHL communities in eight different provinces.
Chicoutimi was the second stop in the province this month after visiting Quebec City to open the 2018 schedule on January 6.
The Memorial Cup was part of a special pre-game ceremony on Saturday when the Sagueneens honoured goaltender Eric Fichaud who played three seasons with the club from 1992-95 including a trip to the 1994 Mastercard Memorial Cup in Laval.
Caporal-chef Théodore Van Houtte and Caporal Catherine Chlapek from Canadian Forces Base de Bagotville escorted the prestigious trophy to the ice pre-game as the hosts went on to defeat the Gatineau Olympiques 5-1. The Memorial Cup was on display at Centre Georges-Vezina throughout the game and later accompanied the team outdoors for a special alumni event.
Social Media Highlights from Chicoutimi:
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) January 23, 2018
— 2018 MC Memorial Cup (@MCMemorialCup) January 23, 2018
La Coupe Mémorial est présentée au centre de la patinoire. Elle est de passage au Centre Georges-Vézina pour célébrer ses 100 ans d’existence! #FierDEtreSags
— Saguenéens (@SagueneensLHJMQ) January 20, 2018
— Mikaël Lalancette (@MLalancetteTVA) January 20, 2018
— TVA Sports (@TVASports) January 20, 2018
Next stop on the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup Trophy Tour is Swift Current, home of the Western Hockey League’s Broncos on Saturday January 27.
Follow the tour, post your photos, and join the conversation on social media using #MMC100.