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The 2004 Memorial Cup occurred May 15–23 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia. It was the 86th annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). It featured the host team, the Kelowna Rockets as well as the winners of the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League which were the Guelph Storm, Gatineau Olympiques and the Medicine Hat Tigers respectively. The Kelowna Rockets would be the eventual winners, and would become only the fourth host team to win without winning their league as well. (The first time was in 1983, when the Portland Winter Hawks won it, the second was in 1993 when the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds won it, and the third was in 1999 when the Ottawa 67's won it.) Kelowna defeated the Olympiques who made their second straight Memorial Cup final, but as with 2003, the 'Piques came up short. Kelowna also participated in the 2003 tournament as WHL champions but did not advance to the final, and would participate as WHL champions in the 2005 Memorial Cup as well.

2004 Mastercard Memorial Cup
Kelowna, British Columbia
2004 Memorial Cup in Kelowna.JPG
Host teamKelowna Rockets
ChampionsKelowna Rockets
DurationMay 15–23, 2004
Number of games8
Number of teams4
Total attendance50,078
TelevisionRogers Sportsnet
Memorial Cup Tournaments
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Round-robin standingsEdit

Team  GP W L GF GA PTS
Kelowna Rockets (host) 3 3 0 7 2 6
Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) 3 2 1 11 7 4
Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) 3 1 2 4 6 2
Guelph Storm (OHL) 3 0 3 3 10 0

ScheduleEdit

All times local (UTC -8)

Round-robinEdit

May 15, 2004
Kelowna 1–0 Guelph
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:
May 16, 2004
Medicine Hat 1-3 Gatineau
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:
May 17, 2004
Kelowna 4–1 Gatineau
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:
May 18, 2004
Medicine Hat 2–1 Guelph
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:
May 19, 2004
Gatineau 7–2 Guelph
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:
May 20, 2004
Kelowna 2–1 Medicine Hat
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:

Semi-finalEdit

May 22, 2004
Gatineau 6–5 Medicine Hat
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:

FinalEdit

May 23, 2004
Kelowna 2–1 Gatineau
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 6,636

Winning teamEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

  1. Doug O'Brien, GAT (3g, 5a, 8pts)
  2. Jean-Michel Daoust, GAT (1g, 6a, 7pts)
  3. Nick Fugere, GAT (4g, 1a, 5pts)
  4. Yanick Seidenberg, MH (1g, 4a, 5pts)
  5. Randall Gelech, KEL (3g, 1a, 4pts)
  6. Chris St. Jacques, MH (3g, 1a, 4pts)
  7. Clarke MacArthur, MH (1g, 3a, 4pts)
  8. Cam Paddock, KEL (1g, 3a, 4pts)
  9. Shea Weber, KEL (1g, 3a, 4pts)

Goaltending leadersEdit

  1. Kelly Guard, KEL (0.75gaa, .971sv%)
  2. Kevin Nastiuk, MH (2.77gaa, .888sv%)
  3. David Tremblay, GAT (2.94gaa, .897sv%)
  4. Adam Dennis, GUE (3.00gaa, .848sv%)

Award winnersEdit

All-star team

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit