Memorial Cup

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Memorial Cup

The Memorial Cup is the trophy donated by the Ontario Hockey Association in 1919 for the official Canadian Junior Ice Hockey Championship. Since the Canadian Junior A-Class has been divided into Major Junior and Minor Junior, the Memorial Cup has been regarded as the most valuable trophy. He was originally going to the many fallen Canadians in the First World War remember.


From 1919 to 1928, the cup was played in a return game between an eastern and a western Canadian tournament winner. After that, a best-of-three format was used, then best-of-five in 1937 and best-of-seven in 1942. From 1972 the cup was played between the champions of the three leagues of the Canadian Hockey League in a tournament with a simple final. A fourth team has been taking part since 1983, namely that of the city that hosts the Cup.

Previous winners of the Memorial Cup

1919 to 1971

year winner Second venue
1919 University of Toronto Schools Regina Patricias Toronto , Ontario
1920 Toronto Canoe Club paddlers Selkirk Fishermen Toronto, Ontario
1921 Winnipeg Falcons Stratford Midgets Toronto, Ontario
1922 Fort William War Veterans Regina Patricias Winnipeg , Manitoba
1923 University of Manitoba bison Kitchener Colts Toronto, Ontario
1924 Owen Sound Grays Calgary Canadians Winnipeg, Manitoba
1925 Regina Patricias Toronto Aura Lee Toronto, Ontario
1926 Calgary Canadians Queen's University Winnipeg, Manitoba
1927 Owen Sound Grays Port Arthur West End Juniors Toronto, Ontario
1928 Regina Monarchs Ottawa Gunners Toronto, Ontario
1929 Toronto Marlboros Elmwood Millionaires Toronto, Ontario
1930 Regina Pats West Toronto Nationals Winnipeg, Manitoba
1931 Elmwood Millionaires Ottawa Primrose Toronto, Ottawa , both Ontario
1932 Sudbury Cub Wolves Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg, Manitoba
1933 Newmarket Redmen Regina Patricias Toronto, Ontario
1934 Toronto St. Michael's Majors Edmonton Athletic Club Winnipeg, Manitoba
1935 Winnipeg Monarchs Sudbury Cub Wolves Winnipeg, Manitoba
1936 West Toronto Nationals Saskatoon Wesleys Toronto, Ontario
1937 Winnipeg Monarchs Copper Cliff Redmen Toronto, Ontario
1938 St. Boniface Seals Oshawa Generals Toronto, Ontario
1939 Oshawa Generals Edmonton Athletic Club Toronto, Ontario
1940 Oshawa Generals Kenora Thistles Winnipeg, Manitoba
1941 Winnipeg Rangers Montreal Royals Toronto, Ontario
1942 Portage Terriers Oshawa Generals Winnipeg, Manitoba
1943 Winnipeg Rangers Oshawa Generals Toronto, Ontario
1944 Oshawa Generals Trail Smoke Eaters Toronto, Ontario
1945 Toronto St. Michael's Majors Moose Jaw Canucks Toronto, Ontario
1946 Winnipeg Monarchs Toronto St. Michael's Majors Toronto, Ontario
1947 Toronto St. Michael's Majors Moose Jaw Canucks Winnipeg, Manitoba
Moose Jaw , Saskatchewan
Regina , Saskatchewan
1948 Port Arthur West End Bruins Barrie Flyers Toronto, Ontario
1949 Montreal Royals Brandon Wheat Kings Winnipeg, Brandon , both Manitoba
1950 Montréal Junior Canadiens Regina Pats Montreal , Quebec
Toronto, Ontario
1951 Barrie Flyers Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg, Brandon, both Manitoba
1952 Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters Regina Pats Toronto, Ontario
1953 Barrie Flyers St. Boniface Canadiens Winnipeg, Manitoba
Brandon, Manitoba
1954 St. Catharines Teepees Edmonton Oil Kings Toronto, Ontario
1955 Toronto Marlboros Regina Pats Regina, Saskatchewan
1956 Toronto Marlboros Regina Pats Toronto, Ontario
1957 Flin Flon Bombers Ottawa Junior Canadiens Flin Flon , Manitoba
Regina, Saskatchewan
1958 Ottawa-Hull Junior Canadiens Regina Patricias Ottawa, Ontario
Hull , Quebec
1959 Winnipeg Braves Peterborough TPT Petes Winnipeg, Brandon, both Manitoba
1960 St. Catharines Teepees Edmonton Oil Kings St. Catharines, ON
Toronto, Ontario
1961 Toronto St. Michael's Majors Edmonton Oil Kings Edmonton , Alberta
1962 Hamilton Red Wings Edmonton Oil Kings Hamilton , Guelph , Kitchener , all Ontario
1963 Edmonton Oil Kings Niagara Falls Flyers Edmonton, Alberta
1964 Toronto Marlboros Edmonton Oil Kings Toronto, Ontario
1965 Niagara Falls Flyers Edmonton Oil Kings Edmonton, Alberta
1966 Edmonton Oil Kings Oshawa Generals Toronto, Ontario
1967 Toronto Marlboros Port Arthur Marrs Thunder Bay , Ontario
1968 Niagara Falls Flyers Estevan Bruins Niagara Falls , Ontario
Montreal, Quebec
1969 Montréal Junior Canadiens Regina Patricias Montreal, Quebec
Regina, Saskatchewan
1970 Montréal Junior Canadiens Weyburn Red Wings Montreal, Quebec
1971 Québec Remparts Edmonton Oil Kings Québec , Québec

1972 to 1982

Winner in bold , runner-up in italics

year Master WHL Master OHL Master LHJMQ venue
1972 Edmonton Oil Kings Peterborough Petes Cornwall Royals Ottawa, Ontario
1973 Medicine Hat Tigers Toronto Marlboros Québec Remparts Montreal, Quebec
1974 Regina Pats St. Catharines Black Hawks Québec Remparts Calgary , Alberta
1975 New Westminster Bruins Toronto Marlboros Sherbrooke Castors Kitchener, Ontario
1976 New Westminster Bruins Hamilton Fincups Québec Remparts Montreal, Quebec
1977 New Westminster Bruins Ottawa 67's Sherbrooke Castors Vancouver , British Columbia
1978 New Westminster Bruins Peterborough Petes Trois-Rivières Draveurs Sudbury , Sault Ste. Marie , both Ontario
1979 Brandon Wheat Kings Peterborough Petes Trois-Rivières Draveurs Sherbrooke , Trois-Rivières , Verdun , all Québec
1980 Regina Pats Peterborough Petes Cornwall Royals Brandon, Manitoba
Regina, Saskatchewan
1981 Victoria Cougars Kitchener Rangers Cornwall Royals Windsor , Ontario
1982 Portland Winter Hawks Kitchener Rangers Sherbrooke Castors Hull, Quebec

Since 1983

year Master WHL Master OHL Master LHJMQ host
1983 Lethbridge Broncos Oshawa Generals Verdun Juniors Portland Winter Hawks
1984 Kamloops Junior Oilers Ottawa 67's Laval Voisins Kitchener Rangers
1985 Prince Albert Raiders Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Verdun Junior Canadiens Shawinigan Cataractes
1986 Kamloops Blazers Guelph Platers Hull Olympiques Portland Winter Hawks
1987 Medicine Hat Tigers - Longueuil Chevaliers Oshawa Generals
1988 Medicine Hat Tigers Windsor Spitfires Hull Olympiques Drummondville Voltigeurs
1989 Swift Current Broncos Peterborough Petes Laval titanium Saskatoon Blades
1990 Kamloops Blazers Oshawa Generals Laval titanium Kitchener Rangers
1991 Spokane Chiefs Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Chicoutimi saguenéens Drummondville Voltigeurs
1992 Kamloops Blazers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Verdun Collège Français Seattle Thunderbirds
1993 Swift Current Broncos Peterborough Petes Laval titanium Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1994 Kamloops Blazers North Bay Centennials Chicoutimi saguenéens Laval titanium
1995 Brandon Wheat Kings Detroit Junior Red Wings Hull Olympiques Kamloops Blazers
1996 Brandon Wheat Kings Guelph Storm Granby Prédateurs Peterborough Petes
1997 Lethbridge Hurricanes Oshawa Generals Chicoutimi saguenéens Hull Olympiques
1998 Portland Winter Hawks Guelph Storm Foreurs de Val-d'Or Spokane Chiefs
1999 Calgary Hitmen Belleville Bulls Acadie-Bathurst Titan Ottawa 67's
2000 Kootenay Ice Barrie Colts Rimouski Océanic Halifax Mooseheads
2001 Red Deer Rebels Ottawa 67's Foreurs de Val-d'Or Regina Pats
2002 Kootenay Ice Erie Otters Victoriaville Tigres Guelph Storm
2003 Kelowna Rockets Kitchener Rangers Hull Olympiques Québec Remparts
2004 Medicine Hat Tigers Guelph Storm Gatineau Olympiques Kelowna Rockets
2005 Kelowna Rockets Ottawa 67's Rimouski Océanic London Knights
2006 Vancouver Giants Peterborough Petes Québec Remparts Moncton Wildcats
2007 Medicine Hat Tigers
Plymouth Whalers Lewiston MAINEiacs Vancouver Giants
2008 Spokane Chiefs Belleville Bulls Gatineau Olympiques Kitchener Rangers
2009 Kelowna Rockets Windsor Spitfires Drummondville Voltigeurs Rimouski Océanic
2010 Calgary Hitmen Windsor Spitfires Moncton Wildcats Brandon Wheat Kings
2011 Kootenay Ice Owen Sound Attack Saint John Sea Dogs Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
2012 Edmonton Oil Kings London Knights Saint John Sea Dogs Shawinigan Cataractes
2013 Portland Winterhawks London Knights Halifax Mooseheads Saskatoon Blades
2014 Edmonton Oil Kings Guelph Storm Foreurs de Val-d'Or London Knights
2015 Kelowna Rockets Oshawa Generals Rimouski Océanic Québec Remparts
2016 Brandon Wheat Kings London Knights Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Red Deer Rebels
2017 Seattle Thunderbirds London Knights Saint John Sea Dogs Windsor Spitfires
2018 Swift Current Broncos Hamilton Bulldogs Acadie-Bathurst Titan Regina Pats
2019 Prince Albert Raiders Guelph Storm Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Halifax Mooseheads
2020 not held due to the coronavirus pandemic


  1. The first two games of the 1985 Memorial Cup were played in Shawinigan, the rest of the series was played in Drummondville. The reason for the move was the fact that the Shawinigan Municipal Auditorium had too many columns to interfere with the television picture.
  2. The 1986 final was originally supposed to take place in New Westminster , since Expo 86 was to take place in neighboring Vancouver at the same time , this would have overloaded the local hotels.
  3. ↑ In 1987 the OHL carried out a Super Series in which the participants for the Memorial Cup between the champions of the Leyden Division, the Oshawa Generals, and the Emms Division winner North Bay Centennials should be played off. The series was held before the OHL play-offs. With host Oshawa winning both the Super Series and the OHL championship, only three teams took part in the Memorial Cup final.
  4. The Dukes of Hamilton carried out the final in 1990, but due to their poor season performance they waived the starting place that the OHL runner-up Kitchener Rangers took.
  5. The Beauport Harfangs held the final in 1991, but were not given a starting place. The LHJMQ vice-champion Drummondville Voltigeurs took their place.
  6. The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds received the right to host the 1993 Memorial Cup by defeating the Peterborough Petes in a Super Series .
  7. The Kamloops Blazers wore the series in 1995, at the same time they had won the WHL championship, so that WHL runner-up Brandon Wheat Kings was allowed to participate.
  8. The Peterborough Petes carried out the Memorial Cup in 1996, but won the OHL championship at the same time, so that the Guelph Storm were allowed to participate as OHL runner-up.
  9. The Hull Olympiques carried out the final in 1997 and also won the LHJMQ championship, so that the Chicoutimi Sagueneens were allowed to participate as runner-up in the LHJMQ.
  10. London Knights host and OHL winner at the same time, Ottawa 67's eligible to participate as OHL runner-up.
  11. Moncton Wildcats host and LHJMQ winner, Québec Remparts qualified as LHJMQ runner-up.
  12. Kitchener Rangers host and OHL winner at the same time, Belleville Bulls eligible to participate as OHL runner-up