The Kootenay Ice are headed to the Memorial Cup. It is the third trip in franchise history for the Ice, which won the Mem Cup in 2002.
Kootenay will depart for Mississauga, Ontario, today, and will have its first practice Thurdsay. The Ice will open play Saturday against the Owen Sound Attack.
Here is the schedule for the tournament. All games are at 4 p.m. (PDT).
Round-Robin Game 1 – Saint John vs. Mississauga on Friday May 20
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Round-Robin Game 2 – Owen Sound vs. Kootenay on Saturday May 21
Round-Robin Game 3 – Mississauga vs. Kootenay on Sunday May 22
Round-Robin Game 4 – Owen Sound vs. Saint John on Monday May 23
Round-Robin Game 5 – Kootenay vs. Saint John on Tuesday May 24
Round-Robin Game 6 – Mississauga vs. Owen Sound on Wednesday May 25
Tie-Breaker (if necessary) – Thursday May 26
Semi-Final – Friday May 27
Championship Final – Sunday May 29
Have a few vacation days to burn? There are still tickets available for the tournament. Fans can purchase tickets to the Championship Final as part of a special ticket package offer that includes a ticket to two weekday round-robin games May 23-27 plus the Championship Final on Sunday May 29 for just $225 including taxes and fees. Call 905-502-7788 x 1 for details.
Me? I'm waiting for the Americans to earn a trip. I know it will be soon.