1981 Memorial Cup

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The 1981 Memorial Cup occurred May 3–15 at the Windsor Arena in Windsor, Ontario. It was the 63rd 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 Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League which were the Kitchener Rangers, Cornwall Royals and Victoria Cougars. Cornwall won their second Memorial Cup in a row and third overall, defeating Kitchener in the final game.

Round-robin standings[edit]

Ontario Cornwall Royals (QMJHL) 4 3 1 21 14
Ontario Kitchener Rangers (OHL) 4 2 2 17 19
British Columbia Victoria Cougars (WHL) 4 1 3 14 19



  • May 3 Cornwall 6-3 Kitchener
  • May 4 Victoria 7-4 Kitchener
  • May 5 Cornwall 3-1 Victoria
  • May 6 Kitchener 6-4 Cornwall
  • May 7 Kitchener 4-2 Victoria
  • May 8 Cornwall 8-4 Victoria


  • May 10 Cornwall 8-2 Kitchener

Winning roster[edit]

Scott Arniel, Fred Arthur, Fred Boimistruck, Eric Calder, Marc Crawford, Gilles Crepeau, Jeff Eatough, Dan Frawley, Tom Graovec, Doug Gilmour, Craig Haliday, Dale Hawerchuk, John Kirk, Marc Lalonde, David Poldrugovac Joe Mantione, Corrado Micalef, Sandy Mitchell, Stephen Molaski, Gerard Peltier, Roy Russell, Robert Savard. Coach: Bob Kilger[2]

Award winners[edit]

All-star team