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05-20-2013, 10:02 AM
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nosl
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I'm just happy to have a team again. I've waited 11 years for this.

Regarding Memorial Cup host locations, it is interesting to note that Memorial Cup tournament has not been awarded to an OHL team in a community under 100 000 people since 1996 in Peterborough.

In the LHJMQ, Shawinigan & Rimouski both hosted the tournament within the last five years (both communities under 50 000 people). Brandon in the WHL is another community under 50 000 that hosted the tournament within the last 5 years.

I would be interested in knowing what the criteria to host the Memorial Cup in the OHL is. From what I understand in the other two leagues, a host site is chosen before the beginning of the season.

Since the current format has been adopted where a host team is awarded the tournament, it's the first time a team has been awarded the tournament twice in a span of less than 10 years.

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