The Regina Pats will attempt to convince a seven person committee why the 2018 Memorial Cup–the 100th anniversary of Canada’s junior hockey championship, should be played at the Brandt Centre on Wednesday.
The group in charge of the team’s bid will be in Toronto to make their presentation as will the other two finalists for the event, the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals and Hamilton Bulldogs.
While the Pats relationship with the Canadian military will be seen as a strong positive, Hamilton has a bigger rink than the Brandt Centre while Oshawa has a rink that is not as old.
Bid chair Shaun Semple doesn’t know what the presentations of the other two teams look like, but he feels his committee has done everything they can and will put the best one forward. That being said, Semple says being awarded the event is a far thing from a slam dunk.
The Canadian Hockey League will announce in February what team and city has won the right to host.