2008 Mastercard Memorial Cup
Kitchener, Ontario
Host teamKitchener Rangers
ChampionsSpokane Chiefs
DurationMay 16–25, 2008
Number of games8
Number of teams4
Total attendance53,545
TelevisionRogers Sportsnet (Canada)
NHL Network (USA)
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The 2008 Memorial Cup was played in May 2008 in Kitchener, Ontario at the Memorial Auditorium. It was the 90th annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Kitchener defeated competing bids from Oshawa, Saginaw, London, Sarnia and Kingston to host the Memorial Cup, with the official announcement being made on May 10, 2007. The tournament was competed between the WHL champion Spokane Chiefs, the QMJHL champion Gatineau Olympiques, the Kitchener Rangers as host of the tournament and OHL champions, and the OHL representative Belleville Bulls, who earned their place by reaching the OHL finals against Kitchener. The Memorial Cup tournament is a four team tournament with a round-robin format.

The tournament began on May 16, 2008, with a round-robin game between Gatineau and Kitchener and ended on May 25, 2008, with the Spokane Chiefs defeating the Kitchener Rangers 4–1 in the championship game to win the Memorial Cup.

The most memorable moment of the tournament occurred immediately following the championship game. As Spokane Chiefs captain Chris Bruton was about to hand the trophy to Trevor Glass, the cup detached from the base and fell to the ice.[1] This was not the original Memorial Cup, which resides at the Hockey Hall of Fame, but a replica.

Round-robin standings

GP W L GF GA + / -
Spokane Chiefs (WHL Champion) 3 3 0 10 6 4
Belleville Bulls (OHL Finalist) 3 2 1 14 11 3
Kitchener Rangers (Host/OHL Champion) 3 1 2 10 11 –1
Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL Champion) 3 0 3 9 15 –6

Rosters

Kitchener Rangers (host) Belleville Bulls (OHL)

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Peter DeBoer

Goaltenders

Defencemen

  •  2 - Chris Mifflen
  •  3 - Rob Stellick
  •  4 - Geoff Killing
  •  5 - Nigel Williams
  •  6 - P. K. Subban
  •  8 - Marc Cantin
  •  9 - Shawn Lalonde
  • 24 - Nick Pageau

Forwards

Head coach: George Burnett

Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Goaltenders

  • 30 - Ryan Mior
  • 35 - Maxime Clermont

Defencemen

  •  2 - Maxime Mallette
  •  5 - Jonathan Carrier
  •  6 - Steven Delisle
  •  7 - Hugo Laporte
  •  9 - Patrik Prokop
  • 12 - Julien Machabee
  • 14 - Hubert Labrie
  • 55 - Joey Ryan

Forwards

  • 11 - Jean-Phillippe Chabot
  • 17 - Michael Stinzani
  • 18 - Alexandre Touchette
  • 19 - Nicholas Valliere Mayer
  • 20 - Paul Byron
  • 21 - Alexandre Quesnel
  • 22 - Francis Desrosiers
  • 23 - Gerrit Fauser
  • 24 - Darryl Smith
  • 25 - Nicolas Boyer
  • 26 - Matthew Pistilli
  • 27 - Travis Stacey
  • 28 - Claude Giroux
  • 44 - Takuma Kawai

Head coach: Benoit Groulx

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Bill Peters

Schedule

All times local (UTC -5)

Round Robin

May 16 Gatineau Olympiques 5–6 OT Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener Recap  
Michael Stinziani 1 - 14:13
Paul Byron 1 - 16:40
First period 6:17 - Jason Akeson 1
7:49 - Nick Spaling 1
11:57 - Matthew Halischuk 1
Darryl Smith 1 - pp - 12:57 Second period 2:30 - pp - Mikkel Boedker 1
9:29 - Matthew Halischuk 2
Nicholas Valliere Mayer 1 - pp - 3:59
Alexandre Quesnel 1 - 9:05
Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 6:59 - pp - Justin Azevedo 1
Ryan Mior 47 saves / 53 shots Goalie stats Josh Unice 23 saves / 28 shots


May 17 Belleville Bulls 4–5 OT Spokane Chiefs Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener Recap  
No scoring First period 9:52 - Drayson Bowman 1
12:12 - Mitch Wahl 1
17:05 - Drayson Bowman 2
Bryan Cameron 1 - 2:27
Shawn Matthias 1 - pp - 13:56
Cory Tanaka 1 - 19:04
Second period No scoring
Cory Tanaka 2 - 7:35 Third period 17:04 - Drayson Bowman 3
No scoring First overtime period 4:46 - Levko Koper 1
Mike Murphy 49 saves / 54 shots Goalie stats Dustin Tokarski 28 saves / 32 shots


May 18 Kitchener Rangers 1–2 Spokane Chiefs Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener Recap  
Matthew Halischuk 3 - sh - 4:21 First period 16:45 - Justin Falk 1
No scoring Second period 5:24 - Drayson Bowman 4
No scoring Third period No scoring
Josh Unice 27 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Dustin Tokarski 36 saves / 37 shots


May 19 Belleville Bulls 6–3 Gatineau Olympiques Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener Recap  
Jan Mursak 1 - 8:13
Shawn Matthias 2 - sh - 10:26
First period 13:46 - Hugo Laporte 1
18:05 - Michael Stinziani 2
Cory Tanaka 3 - sh - 1:49 Second period 9:35 - Claude Giroux 1
Shawn Matthias 3 - 13:04
Keaton Turkiewicz 1 - 15:35
Nigel Williams 1 - pp - 17:43
Third period No scoring
Mike Murphy 30 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Ryan Mior 41 saves / 47 shots


May 20 Spokane Chiefs 3–1 Gatineau Olympiques Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener Recap  
No scoring First period 15:57 - pp - Alexandre Quesnel 2
Drayson Bowman 5 - pp - 5:20
Mitch Wahl 2 - 16:09
Second period No scoring
Levko Koper 2 - en - 19:25 Third period No scoring
Dustin Tokarski 26 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Ryan Mior 40 saves / 42 shots


May 21 Kitchener Rangers 3–4 OT Belleville Bulls Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener Recap  
Scott Tregunna 1 - 8:07
Mikkel Boedker 2 - pp - 11:38
Yannick Weber 1 - 12:39
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 7:28 - sh - Shawn Matthias 4
13:15 - pp - Cory Tanaka 4
No scoring Third period 0:20 - pp - P. K. Subban 1
No scoring First overtime period 8:55 - Keaton Turkiewicz 2
Josh Unice 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Mike Murphy 54 saves / 57 shots


Semi-final

May 23 Kitchener Rangers 9–0 Belleville Bulls Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener Recap  
Nazem Kadri 1 - 0:46
Matthew Halischuk 4 - 8:46
Justin Azevedo 2 - 13:28
Nick Spaling 2 - 15:17
First period No scoring
Justin Azevedo 3 - 6:57
Mike Duco 1 - 14:04
Justin Azevedo 4 - 15:45
Second period No scoring
Matthew Halischuk 5 - 6:31
Scott Tregunna 2 - pp - 19:43
Third period No scoring
Josh Unice 25 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Mike Murphy 29 saves / 38 shots


Final

May 25 Kitchener Rangers 1–4 Spokane Chiefs Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener Recap  
Brandon Mashinter 1 - 5:01 First period 16:10 - pp - Judd Blackwater 1
No scoring Second period 4:11 - Drayson Bowman 6
5:12 - pp - Trevor Glass 1
No scoring Third period 19:04 - en - Jared Cowen 1
Josh Unice 22 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Dustin Tokarski 53 saves / 54 shots


Leading scorers

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Justin Azevedo, Kitchener 5 4 7 11 2
Matthew Halischuk, Kitchener 5 5 4 9 0
Drayson Bowman, Spokane 4 6 2 8 0
Nick Spaling, Kitchener 5 2 6 8 2
Mitch Wahl, Spokane 4 2 4 6 2
Mikkel Boedker, Kitchener 5 2 4 6 0
Chris Bruton, Spokane 4 0 6 6 0
Shawn Matthias, Belleville 4 4 1 5 2
Cory Tanaka, Belleville 4 4 1 5 2
Michael Stinziani, Gatineau 3 2 3 5 0
Adam Perry, Belleville 4 0 5 5 6

Leading goaltenders

Goalies Have To Play A Minimum Of 60 Minutes To Be Listed.
Player GP W L MINS GA GAA SO Sv%
Dustin Tokarski, Spokane 4 4 0 245 7 1.72 0 .953
Josh Unice, Kitchener 5 2 3 316 14 2.66 1 .897
Ryan Mior, Gatineau 3 0 3 142 14 4.49 0 .901
Mike Murphy, Belleville 4 2 2 254 20 4.73 0 .890

Award winners

All-star team

Road to the cup

OHL Playoffs

Further information: 2007–08 OHL season

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals OHL Championship
            
1 Belleville 4
8 Peterborough 1
1 Belleville 4
7 Barrie 0
2 Brampton 1
7 Barrie 4
1 Belleville 4
Eastern
3 Oshawa 1
3 Oshawa 4
6 Ottawa 0
3 Oshawa 4
4 Niagara 2
4 Niagara 4
5 Mississauga 0
E1 Belleville 3
W1 Kitchener 4
1 Kitchener 4
8 Plymouth 0
1 Kitchener 4
6 Sarnia 0
3 Windsor 1
6 Sarnia 4
1 Kitchener 4
Western
2 Sault Ste. Marie 1
2 Sault Ste. Marie 4
7 Saginaw 0
2 Sault Ste. Marie 4
5 Guelph 1
4 London 1
5 Guelph 4

QMJHL Playoffs

Further information: 2007–08 QMJHL season

Division quarterfinals Division semifinals Semifinals Finals
            
E1 Halifax 4
E8 Victoriaville 2
E1 Halifax 4
E4 Cape Breton 1
E4 Cape Breton 4
E5 Lewiston 2
E1 Halifax 0
Eastern Division
T3 Gatineau 4
E2 Saint John 4
E7 P.E.I. 0
E2 Saint John 4
E3 Acadie-Bathurst 2
E3 Acadie-Bathurst 4
E6 St. John's 2
T3 Gatineau 4
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 1
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
T8 Val-d'Or 0
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
T7 Rimouski 0
T2 Baie-Comeau 1
T7 Rimouski 4
T1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
Telus Division
E2 Saint John 0
T3 Gatineau 4
T6 Shawinigan 1
T3 Gatineau 4
T5 Québec 1
T4 Chicoutimi 2
T5 Québec 4

Victoriaville seeded 8th in Eastern division.

WHL Playoffs

Further information: 2007–08 WHL season

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
            
1 Calgary 4
8 Moose Jaw 2
1 Calgary 4
7 Swift Current 2
2 Regina 2
7 Swift Current 4
1 Calgary 0
Eastern
3 Lethbridge 4
3 Lethbridge 4
6 Brandon 2
3 Lethbridge 4
5 Kootenay 1
4 Medicine Hat 1
5 Kootenay 4
E3 Lethbridge 0
W3 Spokane 4
1 Tri-City 4
8 Kamloops 0
1 Tri-City 4
4 Seattle 1
4 Seattle 4
5 Kelowna 3
1 Tri-City 3
Western
3 Spokane 4
2 Vancouver 4
7 Chilliwack 0
2 Vancouver 2
3 Spokane 4
3 Spokane 4
6 Everett 0

References

  1. ^ Broken trophy still beautiful for Memorial Cup champion Spokane Chiefs. Canadian Press. 25 May 2008. Accessed 28 May 2008. Archived May 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine