Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax to Play Host to 2019 Memorial Cup for First Time in 19 Years

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax to Play Host to 2019 Memorial Cup for First Time in 19 Years

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Halifax to host 2019 Memorial Cup

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BROSSARD, Que. - The Halifax Mooseheads will host to the 2019 Memorial Cup tournament.

The 101st Memorial Cup is to be played May 16-26, 2019, featuring the Mooseheads as well as the champions of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey league.

The winning bid was announced Thursday by the QMJHL.

Halifax last played host to the junior championship in 2000, when the Rimouski Oceanic won.

"Nineteen years ago has been a long time, but the people still talk about the Memorial Cup," Mooseheads president and majority owner Bobby Smith said in a release. "I guarantee it'll be a Memorial Cup that fans enjoy.

"The story will be a full arena and a great experience for the players. …

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