1968 Memorial Cup

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The 1968 Memorial Cup was the 50th annual Memorial Cup competition, organized by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) to determine the champion of junior A ice hockey. The George Richardson Memorial Trophy champions Niagara Falls Flyers of the Ontario Hockey Association in Eastern Canada competed against the Abbott Cup champions Estevan Bruins of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League in Western Canada. In a best-of-seven series, held at the Niagara Falls Memorial Arena in Niagara Falls, Ontario and at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Niagara Falls won their 2nd Memorial Cup, defeating Estevan 4 games to 1.


  • Game 1: Niagara Falls 7-4 Estevan
  • Game 2: Estevan 4-2 Niagara Falls (in Montreal)
  • Game 3: Niagara Falls 7-4 Estevan
  • Game 4: Niagara Falls 4-3 Estevan (2OT)
  • Game 5: Niagara Falls 6-0 Estevan

Winning roster[edit]

Steve Atkinson, Doug Brindley, Russ Frieson, Karl Haggarty, Doug Keeler, Mike Keeler, Rick Ley, Don Makey, Phil Myre, Jim Notman, Phil Roberto, Ron Schwindt, Brad Selwood, Garry Swain, Don Tannahill, Dave Tataryn, Rick Thompson, Ross Webley, Tom Webster. Coach: Paul Emms

National Playoff Tree[edit]

  Opening Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Memorial Cup
  BC  Penticton 4  
    Alb  Edmonton 1  
  BC  Penticton 0  
Western Canada
  Ssk  Estevan 4  
  Ssk  Estevan 4
    TB  Fort William 1  
Man  St. James 2
TB  Fort William 4  
  Ssk  Estevan 1
  OHA  Niagara Falls 4
  OHA  Niagara Falls 3
Eastern Canada
  PQ  Verdun 2  
NO  North Bay 3  
Ott  Cornwall 4  
  Ott  Cornwall 0
    PQ  Verdun 4  
PQ  Verdun 4
Mar  Halifax 0  

Additional Interleague Playdowns[edit]

Halifax Canadiens defeated Fredericton Red Wings 4-games-to-2 (Maritime Final)
Fort William Westfort Hurricanes defeated Nip-Rock Rangers 3-games-to-none (Northwestern Ontario Final)
Verdun Maple Leafs defeated Chicoutimi Saguenéens 3-games-to-1 (Quebec SF)
Verdun Maple Leafs defeated Drummondville Rangers 3-games-to-1 (Quebec Final)

Roll of League Champions[edit]