HALIFAX, N.S. – In a scene befitting a city steeped in maritime and naval tradition, the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia, officially launches at 5:30pm on May 16th as the Memorial Cup arrives at Halifax Harbour aboard the HMCS Glace Bay, accompanied by the Halifax Mooseheads.
The public are invited to attend the official welcome on the Halifax Waterfront. This free event will be the official kick off to the 2019 Memorial Cup and will include; the participating teams, sponsors and a number of special guests including NHL alumni.
“What better way to officially transport the Memorial Cup to Halifax than on one of our local naval ships to our historic waterfront,” said host committee chair Mat Harris. “We encourage the public to come out to this welcoming event and see the Cup and competitors up close.”
The Memorial Cup Arrival event is presented by Kia, who is also the presenting partner of the 2019 Memorial Cup.
“As we celebrate our 20th year in Canada, Kia is honoured to present the Memorial Cup Arrival Ceremony. We’re very excited to kick-off this historic tournament in Halifax as we continue to drive the future of hockey!” said Kia Canada, Director of Marketing, Michael Kopke.
The 2019 Memorial Cup runs May 16-26 in the heart of downtown Halifax and features the top four Canadian Hockey League teams facing off in six days of round-robin play. Ticket prices range from just $35 to $60 for round-robin contests and $50 to $75 for the semi-final and championship final. Tickets will be available at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office, online at TicketAtlantic.com or by phone at 902-451-1221.
Fans are also encouraged to download the official 2019 Memorial Cup App from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The app allows fans to access stats, daily schedules, game stories, events and merchandise on their smart phone or tablet.