Windsor Essex Pelee Island — Windsor Discovery Guide 2017
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HISTORY OF THE CUP

The trophy was originally known as the OHA Memorial Cup and was donated by the Ontario Hockey Association in March, 1919, in remembrance of the many soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice for Canada in The First World War. In 2010 the Memorial Cup was rededicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian Military Personnel killed in combat serving our country.

The Memorial Cup is awarded following a four-team, round-robin tournament between a host team and the champions of the CHL’s three member leagues: the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL). Sixty teams are eligible to compete for the Memorial Cup, representing nine provinces and four American states. The Memorial Cup is often regarded as one of the toughest trophies to win, due to 60 teams participating and the age limit only being 16-21.
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