The 1979 Memorial Cup occurred May 6-May 13 at the Palais des Sports in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the Colisée de Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec and at the Verdun Auditorium in Verdun, Quebec. Participating teams were the winners of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League which were the Peterborough Petes, Trois-Rivières Draveurs and Brandon Wheat Kings. Peterborough won their first Memorial Cup, defeating Brandon in the final game.

Round-robin standings Edit

Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 4 2 2 16 14
Peterborough Petes (OMJHL) 4 2 2 15 15
Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL) 4 2 2 11 13

Scores Edit


  • May 6 Trois-Rivières 4-3 Peterborough
  • May 7 Trois-Rivières 4-1 Brandon
  • May 8 Peterborough 7-6 Brandon (OT)
  • May 9 Peterborough 3-2 Trois-Rivières
  • May 10 Brandon 6-1 Trois-Rivières
  • May 11 Brandon 3-2 Peterborough


  • May 11 Peterborough 2-1 Brandon (OT)

Winning rosterEdit

Bob Attwell, Dave Beckon, Terry Bovair, Carmine Cirella, Keith Crowder, Ken Ellacott, Dave Fenyves, Larry Floyd, Bill Gardner, Chris Halyk, Anssi Melametsa, Larry Murphy, Mark Reeds, Brad Ryder, Stuart Smith, Greg Theberge, Tim Trimper, Jim Weimer. Coach: Gary Green

Award winners Edit

All-star team

Team PhotosEdit

See alsoEdit

Preceded by
1978 Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup Succeeded by
1980 Memorial Cup

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