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02-19-2013, 12:36 AM
krazy kanuck
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Originally Posted by Percyma View Post
There is no rule or understanding that a team cannot host the Memorial Cup if they miss the play-offs the season before. I believe you are referring to an article where Boughner was quoted as saying that you canít host the cup if you miss the play-offs the season before.
There is no official rule, but unofficially they will be toast if they miss the playoffs. The CHL worries about host cities getting embarrassed with this format - that's why Boughner likely said what he did. I don't recall a team that has won the bid to host after missing the playoffs. I would be surprised if you could find a team that wasn't at least .500 (maybe even .600) the season before hosting the cup anytime recently.

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