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The 1968 Memorial Cup was the 50th annual Memorial Cup competition, organized by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) to determine the champion of junior A ice hockey. The George Richardson Memorial Trophy champions Niagara Falls Flyers of the Ontario Hockey Association in Eastern Canada competed against the Abbott Cup champions Estevan Bruins of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League in Western Canada. In a best-of-seven series, held at the Niagara Falls Memorial Arena in Niagara Falls, Ontario and at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Niagara Falls won their 2nd Memorial Cup, defeating Estevan 4 games to 1.

CAHA vice-president Lloyd Pollock oversaw the schedule, and used the Montreal Forum to increase profits for CAHA, since Maple Leaf Gardens was not available and due to the smaller size of the Niagara Falls Memorial Arena.[1]

Scores[2]Edit

  • Game 1: Niagara Falls 7-4 Estevan
  • Game 2: Estevan 4-2 Niagara Falls (in Montreal)
  • Game 3: Niagara Falls 7-4 Estevan
  • Game 4: Niagara Falls 4-3 Estevan (2OT)
  • Game 5: Niagara Falls 6-0 Estevan

Winning rosterEdit

National Playoff TreeEdit

  Opening Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Memorial Cup
                                     
 
  BC Penticton 4  
    Alb Edmonton 1  
 
  BC Penticton 0  
Western Canada
  Ssk Estevan 4  
 
 
  Ssk Estevan 4
    TB Fort William 1  
Man St. James 2
TB Fort William 4  
  Ssk Estevan 1
  OHA Niagara Falls 4
 
 
  --
    --  
 
  OHA Niagara Falls 3
Eastern Canada
  PQ Verdun 2  
NO North Bay 3  
Ott Cornwall 4  
  Ott Cornwall 0
    PQ Verdun 4  
PQ Verdun 4
Mar Halifax 0  

Additional Interleague PlaydownsEdit

Halifax Canadiens defeated Fredericton Red Wings 4-games-to-2 (Maritime Final)
Fort William Westfort Hurricanes defeated Nip-Rock Rangers 3-games-to-none (Northwestern Ontario Final)
Verdun Maple Leafs defeated Chicoutimi Saguenéens 3-games-to-1 (Quebec SF)
Verdun Maple Leafs defeated Drummondville Rangers 3-games-to-1 (Quebec Final)

Roll of League ChampionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Taylor, Sterling (May 8, 1968). "Winnipeg May Get Glimpse Of Junior Hockey Final". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg, Manitoba. p. 39. 
  2. ^ MemorialCup.ca - Tournament Results
  3. ^ MemorialCup.ca - Winning Rosters

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