Memorial Cup fever is starting to heat up in Regina.
The 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup is being held in the Saskatchewan capital and as part of the celebrations, some of the leagues most famous alumni are coming to play.
One of those alumni is former Toronto Maple Leaf and Swift Current Bronco Dave “Tiger” Williams says the WHL was instrumental into developing him and many others for the NHL.
“Without junior, for us guys that took that route and never went to college, it means everything,” says Williams.
“Junior hockey sets everybody for the next step.”
Former Saskatoon Blade and Montreal Canadien Brian Skrudland agrees, and says he’s looking forward to playing in the alumni game on February 17 at Mosaic.
“It’s fantastic to go through the list of guys that are coming,” says Skrudland.
“I look at the Ed Staniowskis, the Tiger Williams, the Clark Gillies, Brian Trottier, Wendel Clark, lots of good ol’ Saskatchewan boys.”