Game 5 start time changed to 8:00 pm, Championship Final set for 2:30 pm
Red Deer, AB – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup Host Committee have announced the final schedule and game times for the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup which takes place May 19-29 in Red Deer, AB.
The 98th edition of the CHL’s prestigious National Championship features the host Red Deer Rebels along with the Western Hockey League champion Brandon Wheat Kings, the Ontario Hockey League champion London Knights, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
Round-robin action begins on Friday May 20 when the Rebels take on the Knights at 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Eastern), followed by a pair of weekend battles between the Wheat Kings and Huskies on Saturday May 21 at 5:00 pm (7:00 pm Eastern), and the Rebels against the Huskies on Sunday May 22 also at 5:00 pm (7:00 pm Eastern). The Wheat Kings will face the Knights on Monday May 23 at 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Eastern), while the Huskies take on the Knights on Tuesday May 24 at a revised time of 8:00 pm (10:00 pm Eastern). The round-robin concludes with an all-WHL matchup between the Rebels and Wheat Kings on Wednesday May 25 at 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Eastern).
If necessary a Tie-Breaker Game would be played on Thursday May 26 at 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Eastern) to determine the matchup for the Semi-Final which takes place on Friday May 27 at 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Eastern). The Championship Final is set for Sunday May 29 at 2:30 pm (4:30 pm Eastern).
The Memorial Cup will officially be welcomed to the City of Red Deer on Thursday May 19 as part of a special Arrival of the Cup ceremony and celebration in the heart of downtown Red Deer beginning at 11:00 am. The ceremony will serve as a tribute to our military and will allow the entire community to celebrate the start of the 10-day event. Click here for full details.
2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup Schedule:
Round-Robin Game 1 – Friday May 20 – London Knights vs. Red Deer Rebels – 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Eastern)
Round-Robin Game 2 – Saturday May 21 – Brandon Wheat Kings vs. Rouyn-Noranda Huskies – 5:00 pm (7:00 pm Eastern)
Round-Robin Game 3 – Sunday May 22 – Red Deer Rebels vs. Rouyn-Noranda Huskies – 5:00 pm (7:00 pm Eastern)
Round-Robin Game 4 – Monday May 23 – Brandon Wheat Kings vs. London Knights – 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Eastern)
Round-Robin Game 5 – Tuesday May 24 – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies vs. London Knights – 8:00 pm (10:00 pm Eastern)
Round-Robin Game 6 – Wednesday May 25 – Red Deer Rebels vs. Brandon Wheat Kings – 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Eastern)
Tie-Breaker (if necessary) – Thursday May 26 – 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Eastern)
Semi-Final – Friday May 27 – 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Eastern)
Championship Final – Sunday May 29 – 2:30 pm (4:30 pm Eastern)
All nine games of the championship will be broadcast live on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.
This season marks the first time the championship will be hosted by the province of Alberta since 1974. Of the four competing teams, the Rebels and Knights have both hoisted the trophy once in 2001 and 2005 respectively while the Wheat Kings and Huskies are in search of their first title.
The 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup is proudly supported by MasterCard, title sponsor of this event for 18 straight years. Associate sponsors include BMO Bank of Montreal, Cooper Tires, autoTRADER.ca, and Bumper to Bumper.
For more information please visit www.mastercardmemorialcup.ca.