Memorial Cup rededicated to Canadian soldiers

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:22 AM ET

BRANDON — The Memorial Cup is now dedicated to every fallen Canadian soldier.

The trophy was originally donated to the CHL by the Ontario Hockey Association in 1919, in remembrance of Canadian troops who died during World War I.

At a ceremony Thursday at CFB Shilo, the Memorial Cup was rededicated to include all soldiers, past and present, who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Hosts have new look

The Brandon Wheat Kings will have a new look Friday.

Don Cherry previewed the special jersey the Wheaties will wear on Coach’s Corner Wednesday night. The jerseys will be auctioned off online with proceeds going to the Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund.

Wheatie champs return

The Wheat Kings are bringing back some familiar faces. Chris Dingman, who played for the 1996 club that beat the Spokane Chiefs, will perform the ceremonial faceoff Friday night. Former Wheaties goaltender Trevor Kidd, who won a Memorial Cup with the Chiefs, was part of Thursday’s rededication ceremony.

Blues ink Shattock

It appears this will be Hitmen power forward Tyler Shattock’s junior hockey swan song.

The chances of the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder returning next season as an overager all but disappeared this week when the fourth-round pick signed with the St. Louis Blues.

Tourney on U.S. airwaves

The Memorial Cup will be on the air south of the border.

The NHL Network will air Sportsnet’s coverage of all tournament games.

scott.fisher@sunmedia.ca


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