2008 Memorial Cup

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2008 Mastercard Memorial Cup
Kitchener, Ontario

2008 Memorial Cup

Host team Kitchener Rangers
Champions Spokane Chiefs
Duration May 16–25, 2008
Number of games 8
Number of teams 4
Total attendance 53,545
Television Rogers Sportsnet (Canada)
NHL Network (USA)
Memorial Cup Tournaments

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The 2008 Memorial Cup was played in May 2008 in Kitchener, Ontario at the Memorial Auditorium. It was the 90th annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Kitchener defeated competing bids from Oshawa, Saginaw, London, Sarnia and Kingston to host the Memorial Cup, with the official announcement being made on May 10, 2007. The tournament was competed between the WHL champion Spokane Chiefs, the QMJHL champion Gatineau Olympiques, the Kitchener Rangers as host of the tournament and OHL champions, and the OHL representative Belleville Bulls, who earned their place by reaching the OHL finals against Kitchener. The Memorial Cup tournament is a four team tournament with a round-robin format.

The tournament began on May 16, 2008, with a round-robin game between Gatineau and Kitchener and ended on May 25, 2008, with the Spokane Chiefs defeating the Kitchener Rangers 4–1 in the championship game to win the Memorial Cup.

The most memorable moment of the tournament occurred immediately following the championship game. As Spokane Chiefs captain Chris Bruton was about to hand the trophy to Trevor Glass, the cup detached from the base and fell to the ice.[1] Luckily, this was only a replica trophy as the original Memorial Cup resides at the Hockey Hall of Fame. However, the video of the incident became an instant sensation on national news and television programs showing sports bloopers.

Round-robin standings[edit]

GP W L GF GA + / -
Spokane Chiefs (WHL Champion) 3 3 0 10 6 4
Belleville Bulls (OHL Finalist) 3 2 1 14 11 3
Kitchener Rangers (Host/OHL Champion) 3 1 2 10 11 –1
Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL Champion) 3 0 3 9 15 –6

Rosters[edit]

Kitchener Rangers (host) Belleville Bulls (OHL)

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Peter DeBoer

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: George Burnett

Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Benoit Groulx

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Bill Peters

Schedule[edit]

All times local (UTC -5)

Round Robin[edit]







Semi-final[edit]


Final[edit]


Leading scorers[edit]

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Justin Azevedo, Kitchener 5 4 7 11 2
Matthew Halischuk, Kitchener 5 5 4 9 0
Drayson Bowman, Spokane 4 6 2 8 0
Nick Spaling, Kitchener 5 2 6 8 2
Mitch Wahl, Spokane 4 2 4 6 2
Mikkel Boedker, Kitchener 5 2 4 6 0
Chris Bruton, Spokane 4 0 6 6 0
Shawn Matthias, Belleville 4 4 1 5 2
Cory Tanaka, Belleville 4 4 1 5 2
Michael Stinziani, Gatineau 3 2 3 5 0
Adam Perry, Belleville 4 0 5 5 6

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Goalies Have To Play A Minimum Of 60 Minutes To Be Listed.
Player GP W L MINS GA GAA SO Sv%
Dustin Tokarski, Spokane 4 4 0 245 7 1.72 0 .953
Josh Unice, Kitchener 5 2 3 316 14 2.66 1 .897
Ryan Mior, Gatineau 3 0 3 142 14 4.49 0 .901
Mike Murphy, Belleville 4 2 2 254 20 4.73 0 .890

Award winners[edit]

All-star team

Road to the cup[edit]

OHL Playoffs[edit]

For more information see 2007–08 OHL season.
Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals OHL Championship
                       
1 Belleville 4
8 Peterborough 1
1 Belleville 4
7 Barrie 0
2 Brampton 1
7 Barrie 4
1 Belleville 4
Eastern
3 Oshawa 1
3 Oshawa 4
6 Ottawa 0
3 Oshawa 4
4 Niagara 2
4 Niagara 4
5 Mississauga 0
E1 Belleville 3
W1 Kitchener 4
1 Kitchener 4
8 Plymouth 0
1 Kitchener 4
6 Sarnia 0
3 Windsor 1
6 Sarnia 4
1 Kitchener 4
Western
2 Sault Ste. Marie 1
2 Sault Ste. Marie 4
7 Saginaw 0
2 Sault Ste. Marie 4
5 Guelph 1
4 London 1
5 Guelph 4

QMJHL Playoffs[edit]

For more information see 2007–08 QMJHL season.
Division quarterfinals Division semifinals Semifinals Finals
                       
E1 Halifax 4
E8 Victoriaville 2
E1 Halifax 4
E4 Cape Breton 1
E4 Cape Breton 4
E5 Lewiston 2
E1 Halifax 0
Eastern Division
T3 Gatineau 4
E2 Saint John 4
E7 P.E.I. 0
E2 Saint John 4
E3 Acadie-Bathurst 2
E3 Acadie-Bathurst 4
E6 St. John's 2
T3 Gatineau 4
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 1
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
T8 Val-d'Or 0
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
T7 Rimouski 0
T2 Baie-Comeau 1
T7 Rimouski 4
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
Telus Division
E2 Saint John 0
T3 Gatineau 4
T6 Shawinigan 1
T3 Gatineau 4
T5 Québec 1
T4 Chicoutimi 2
T5 Québec 4

Victoriaville seeded 8th in Eastern division.

WHL Playoffs[edit]

For more information see 2007–08 WHL season.
Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
                       
1 Calgary 4
8 Moose Jaw 2
1 Calgary 4
7 Swift Current 2
2 Regina 2
7 Swift Current 4
1 Calgary 0
Eastern
3 Lethbridge 4
3 Lethbridge 4
6 Brandon 2
3 Lethbridge 4
5 Kootenay 1
4 Medicine Hat 1
5 Kootenay 4
E3 Lethbridge 0
W3 Spokane 4
1 Tri-City 4
8 Kamloops 0
1 Tri-City 4
4 Seattle 1
4 Seattle 4
5 Kelowna 3
1 Tri-City 3
Western
3 Spokane 4
2 Vancouver 4
7 Chilliwack 0
2 Vancouver 2
3 Spokane 4
3 Spokane 4
6 Everett 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broken trophy still beautiful for Memorial Cup champion Spokane Chiefs. Canadian Press. 25 May 2008. Accessed 28 May 2008.[dead link]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2007 Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup Succeeded by
2009 Memorial Cup