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2008 Memorial Cup
Kitchener, Ontario

2008 MasterCard Memorial Cup logo

Host team Kitchener Rangers
Champions Spokane Chiefs
Duration May 16–25, 2008
Number of games 8
Number of teams 4
Total attendance 53,545
TV partner(s) Rogers Sportsnet (Canada)
NHL Network (United States) (USA)
Memorial Cup Tournaments

 2007

2009 

The 2008 Memorial Cup was played in May 2008 in Kitchener at the Memorial Auditorium. 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. Luckily, this was only a replica trophy as the original Memorial Cup resides at the Hockey Hall of Fame. However, the video of the incident became an instant sensation on national news and television programs showing sports bloopers.

Round-robin standings Edit

GP W L GF GA + / -
Spokane Chiefs (WHL Champion) 3301064
Belleville Bulls (OHL Finalist) 32114113
Kitchener Rangers (OHL Champion/Host) 3121011–1
Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL Champion) 303915–6

Rosters Edit

Kitchener Rangers (host) Belleville Bulls (OHL)

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Peter DeBoer

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: George Burnett

Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Benoit Groulx

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Bill Peters

ScheduleEdit

All times local (UTC -5)

Round-robinEdit

May 16, 2008
Gatineau 5–6 (OT) Kitchener Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener
Attendance: 6705
1. M. Stinziani (1) 14:13
1. P. Byron (1) 16:40
2. D. Smith (1) 32:57 (PP)
3. N. Valliere Mayer (1) 43:59 (PP)
3. A. Queznel (1) 49:05
1. J. Akeson (1) 6:17
1. N. Spaling (1) 7:49
1. M. Halischuk (1) 11:57
2. M. Boedker (1) 22:30 (PP)
2. M. Halischuk (2) 29:29
4. J. Azevedo (1) 56:59 (PP)
May 17, 2008
Belleville 4–5 (OT) Spokane Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener
Attendance: 6624
2. B. Cameron (1) 22:27
2. S. Matthias (1) 33.56 (PP)
2. C. Tanaka (1) 39:04
3. C. Tanaka (2) 47:35
1. D. Bowman (1) 9:52
1. M. Wahl (1) 12:12
1. D. Bowman (2) 17:05
3. D. Bowman (3) 57:04
4. L. Koper (1) 64:46
May 18, 2008
Kitchener 1–2 Spokane Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener
Attendance: 6688
1. M. Halischuk (3) 4:21 (SH) 1. J. Falk (1) 16:45
2. D. Bowman (4) 25:24
May 19, 2008
Belleville 6–3 Gatineau Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener
Attendance: 6639
1. J. Mursak (1) 8:13
1. S. Matthais (2) 10:26 (SH)
2. C. Tanaka (3) 21:49 (SH)
3. S. Matthais (3) 53:04
3. K. Turkiewicz (1) 55:35
3. N. Williams (1) 57:43 (PP)
1. H. Laporte (1) 13:46
1. M. Stinziani (2) 18:05
2. C. Giroux (1) 29:35
May 20, 2008
Spokane 3–1 Gatineau Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener
Attendance: 6626
2. D. Bowman (5) 25:20 (PP)
2. M. Wahl (2) 36:09
3. L. Koper (2) 59:25 (EN)
1. A. Quesnel (2) 15:57 (PP)
May 21, 2008
Kitchener 3–4 (OT) Belleville Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener
Attendance: 6689
1. S. Tregunna (1) 8:07
1. M. Boedker (2) 11:38 (PP)
1. Y. Weber (1) 12:39 (PP)
2. S. Matthais (4) 27:28 (SH)
2. C. Tanaka (4) 33:15 (PP)
3. P. K. Subban (1) 40:20 (PP)
4. K. Turkiewicz (2) 68:55

Semi-finalEdit

May 23, 2008
Kitchener 9–0 Belleville Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener
Attendance: 6767
1. N. Kadri (1) 0:46
1. M. Halischuk (4) 8:46
1. J. Azevedo (2) 13:28
1. N. Spaling (2) 15:17
2. J. Azevedo (3) 26:57
2. M. Duco (1) 34:04
2. J. Azevedo (4) 35:45
3. M. Halischuk (5) 46:31
3. S. Tregunna (2) 59:43 (PP)

FinalEdit

May 25, 2008
Kitchener 1–4 Spokane Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener
Attendance: 6807
1. Brandon Mashinter (1) 5:01 1. Judd Blackwater (1) 16:10 (PP)
2. Drayson Bowman (6) 24:11
2. Trevor Glass (1) 25:12 (PP)
3. Jared Cowen (1) 59:04 (EN)

Leading scorersEdit

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 goaltendersEdit

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 winnersEdit

All-star team

Team PhotosEdit

Road to the cupEdit

OHL PlayoffsEdit

For more information see 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 PlayoffsEdit

For more information see 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 PlayoffsEdit

For more information see 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  

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2007 Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup Succeeded by
2009 Memorial Cup
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