2007 Mastercard Memorial Cup
Vancouver, British Columbia
Host teamVancouver Giants
ChampionsVancouver Giants
DurationMay 18–27, 2007
Number of games9
Number of teams4
Total attendance121,561
TelevisionRogers Sportsnet
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The 2007 MasterCard Memorial Cup was played in May 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Pacific Coliseum. It was the 89th annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). The tournament was competed between the WHL champion, the Medicine Hat Tigers; the OHL champion, the Plymouth Whalers; the QMJHL champion, the Lewiston Maineiacs; and the host team and tournament champion, Vancouver Giants, who were competing in their second consecutive national junior championship. The Memorial Cup tournament was a four team tournament with a round-robin format. The Giants won their first Memorial Cup, defeating Medicine Hat 3–1 in the second all-WHL final in tournament history (the first was in 1989). The tournament set a new Memorial Cup attendance record with 121,561 fans attending the nine games. The previous record of 84,686 was set at the 2003 tournament in Quebec City.

The tournament was the first to feature two league champions based in the United States, from Lewiston, Maine and Plymouth, Michigan, respectively. The only previous Memorial Cup to feature two American teams was the 1998 Memorial Cup, featuring the WHL champion, the Portland Winter Hawks and the host, the Spokane Chiefs.

The 2007 MasterCard Memorial Cup was also the first to feature the two-referee system.

The Vancouver Giants celebrate winning the Memorial Cup
The Vancouver Giants celebrate winning the Memorial Cup

The Memorial Cup trophy's ties to Canadian military were evident when Canadian Forces units delivered it to the championship by sea, aboard HMCS Vancouver; by air, hoisted aboard a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter; and by land, via the armoured 39th Canadian Brigade Group Convoy.[1]

Round-robin standings

GP W L GF GA + / –
Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) 3 2 1 6 4 +2
Vancouver Giants (host) 3 2 1 6 5 +1
Plymouth Whalers (OHL)* 3 1 2 6 9 −3
Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)* 3 1 2 5 5 0
*Because Lewiston and Plymouth had the same number of wins, they had to play a tiebreaker game .

Rosters

Vancouver Giants (host) Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Don Hay

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Mike Vellucci

Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL) Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

Goaltenders

Defencemen

  •  2 – Michael Ward
  •  3 – Chad Denny
  •  4 – Tom Michalik
  • 15 – Marc-Andre Crete
  • 46 – Kevin Marshall
  • 48 – Patrick Cusack
  • 79 – Michal Korenko

Forwards

Head coach: Clement Jodoin

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

  •  9 – Brennan Bosch
  • 11 – Scott Wasden
  • 12 – Colton Grant
  • 14 – Darren Helm
  • 15 – Derek Dorsett
  • 16 – Daine Todd
  • 17 – Tyler Swystun
  • 19 – Matt Lowry
  • 20 – Kevin Undershute
  • 21 – Jerrid Sauer
  • 22 – Tyler Ennis
  • 23 – Jordan Hickmott
  • 25 – Jakub Rumpel
  • 28 – Bretton Cameron
  • 36 – Chris Stevens

Head coach: Willie Desjardins

Schedule

Round robin

May 18, 2007Plymouth3–4 OTVancouverPacific Coliseum attendance: 13,428
May 19, 2007Medicine Hat1–3LewistonPacific Coliseum attendance: 12,720
May 20, 2007Vancouver2–1LewistonPacific Coliseum attendance: 13,734
May 21, 2007Medicine Hat4–1PlymouthPacific Coliseum attendance: 12,601
May 22, 2007Lewiston1–2 OTPlymouthPacific Coliseum attendance: 12,415
May 23, 2007Vancouver0–1Medicine HatPacific Coliseum attendance: 14,901

Playoff round

Tie breaker

May 24, 2007Lewiston1–5PlymouthPacific Coliseum attendance: 12,008

Semi-final

May 25, 2007Plymouth1–8VancouverPacific Coliseum attendance: 13,372

Championship game

May 27, 2007Vancouver3–1Medicine HatPacific Coliseum attendance: 16,281

Leading scorers

Fans waving towels prior to the Championship game
Fans waving towels prior to the Championship game
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Michal Repik, Vancouver 5 3 4 7 4
Milan Lucic, Vancouver 5 2 5 7 12
Tom Sestito, Plymouth 5 2 5 7 6
James Neal, Plymouth 5 5 1 6 42
Mario Bliznak, Vancouver 5 1 5 6 2
Tyler Ennis, Medicine Hat 4 2 2 4 4
Kenndal McArdle, Vancouver 5 2 2 4 6
J. D. Watt, Vancouver 5 1 3 4 14
Spencer Machacek, Vancouver 5 3 0 3 0
Simon Courcelles, Lewiston 4 2 1 3 0
Evan Brophey, Plymouth 5 2 1 3 18
Andrew Fournier, Plymouth 5 2 1 3 0
Wacey Rabbit, Vancouver 5 2 1 3 2

Leading goaltenders

Goalies Have To Play A Minimum Of 60 Minutes To Be Listed.
Player GP W L MINS GA GAA SO Sv%
Tyson Sexsmith, Vancouver 5 4 1 300 7 1.40 0 .936
Matt Keetley, Medicine Hat 4 2 2 238 6 1.51 1 .949
Jonathan Bernier, Lewiston 4 1 3 203 7 2.07 0 .940
Michal Neuvirth, Plymouth 5 2 3 219 11 3.02 0 .902
Jeremy Smith, Plymouth 2 0 0 91 7 4.63 0 .883

Award winners

All-star team

Road to the cup

OHL playoffs

Further information: 2006–07 OHL season

Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Finals
            
E1 Barrie 4
E8 Brampton 0
E1 Barrie 0
E6 Sudbury 4
E3 Mississauga 1
E6 Sudbury 4
E6 Sudbury 4
E2 Belleville 2
E2 Belleville 4
E7 Ottawa 1
E2 Belleville 4
E4 Oshawa 0
E4 Oshawa 4
E5 Kingston 1
E6 Sudbury 2
W2 Plymouth 4
W1 London 4
W8 Owen Sound 0
W1 London 4
W5 S.S. Marie 3
W4 Saginaw 2
W5 S.S. Marie 4
W1 London 1
W2 Plymouth 4
W2 Plymouth 4
W7 Guelph 0
W2 Plymouth 4
W3 Kitchener 1
W3 Kitchener 4
W6 Sarnia 0

QMJHL playoffs

Further information: 2006–07 QMJHL season

First Round Quarter Finals Semi-Finals President's Cup Finals
            
1 Lewiston 4
8 Shawinigan 0
1 Lewiston 4
6 Halifax 1
3 Moncton 3
6 Halifax 4
1E Lewiston 4
Eastern
6T Rouyn-Noranda 0
2 Cape Breton 4
7 St. John's 0
2 Cape Breton 4
5 Acadie-Bathurst 1
4 P.E.I. 3
5 Acadie-Bathurst 4
1E Lewiston 4
1T Val-d'Or 0
1 Val-d'Or 4
8 Chicoutimi 0
1 Val-d'Or 4
7 Baie-Comeau 1
2 Victoriaville 2
7 Baie-Comeau 4
1T Val-d'Or 4
Telus
2E Cape Breton 3
4 Drummondville 4
5 Québec 1
4 Drummondville 3
6 Rouyn-Noranda 4
3 Gatineau 1
6 Rouyn-Noranda 4

Shawinigan seeded 8th in Eastern division.

WHL playoffs

Further information: 2006–07 WHL season

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
            
E1 Brandon 4
E4 Prince Albert 1
E1 Brandon 2
C3 Calgary 4
C3 Calgary 4
C2 Kootenay 3
C3 Calgary 1
Eastern
C1 Medicine Hat 4
C1 Medicine Hat 4
C4 Red Deer 3
C1 Medicine Hat 4
E2 Regina 0
E3 Swift Current 2
E2 Regina 4
C1 Medicine Hat 4
B1 Vancouver 3
B1 Vancouver 4
B4 Chilliwack 1
B1 Vancouver 4
U3 Seattle 1
U3 Seattle 4
U2 Tri-City 2
B1 Vancouver 4
Western
B3 Prince George 1
U1 Everett 4
U4 Spokane 2
U1 Everett 2
B3 Prince George 4
B3 Prince George 4
B2 Kamloops 0

References

  1. ^ Walker, Nick (April 1, 2014). "Legacy of the Memorial Cup". Canadian Geographic. Retrieved May 8, 2018.