1979 Memorial Cup

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The 1979 Memorial Cup occurred May 6–13 at the Palais des Sports in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the Colisée de Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec and at the Verdun Auditorium in Verdun, Quebec. It was the 61st annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Participating teams were the winners of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League which were the Peterborough Petes, Trois-Rivières Draveurs and Brandon Wheat Kings. Peterborough won their first Memorial Cup, defeating Brandon in the final game.

Round-robin standings[edit]

Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 4 2 2 16 14
Peterborough Petes (OMJHL) 4 2 2 15 15
Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL) 4 2 2 11 13



  • May 6 Trois-Rivières 4-3 Peterborough
  • May 7 Trois-Rivières 4-1 Brandon
  • May 8 Peterborough 7-6 Brandon (OT)
  • May 9 Peterborough 3-2 Trois-Rivières
  • May 10 Brandon 6-1 Trois-Rivières
  • May 11 Brandon 3-2 Peterborough


  • May 13 Peterborough 2-1 Brandon (OT)

Winning roster[edit]

Bob Attwell, Dave Beckon, Terry Bovair, Carmine Cirella, Keith Crowder, Ken Ellacott, Dave Fenyves, Larry Floyd, Bill Gardner, Chris Halyk, Anssi Melametsa, Larry Murphy, Mark Reeds, Brad Ryder, Stuart Smith, Greg Theberge, Tim Trimper, Jim Weimer. Coach: Gary Green[2]

Award winners[edit]

All-star team