May 16, 2018

2018 CHL Memorial Cup tournament (in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada from May 18 to May 27) – the 4 teams: the Regina Pats, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Swift Current Broncos.

Filed under: Canada,Canada>OHL,Canada>QMJHL,Canada>WHL,Hockey — admin @ 7:44 pm

By Bill Turianski on 16 May 2018;

-2018 CHL Memorial Cup (
-CHL official site:
-Preview…Why watch the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup: Top prospects, great storylines (by Rory Boylen at

Host team: Regina Pats.


Photo and Image credits above – Regina Pats’ jersey illustration and shoulder-patch logo: from[Regina Pats]. View of Regina’s skyline, photo by 28thegreat at File:Regina Skyline.png. Brandt Centre, photo by Neil Cochrane/CBC at PPCLI badge from Regina Pats 100th anniversary jersey (a re-working of the team’s first jersey worn in 1917), from Sam Steel, photo by Keith Hershmller via Libor Hájek, photo by Keith Hershmiller via Cameron Hebig, photo by Keith Hershmiller/Regina Pats via Cale Fleury, photo unattributed at

2018 QMJHL champions: Acadie–Bathurst Titan.


Photo and Image credits above – Acadie-Bathurst Titan jersey, illustration from[Acadie Bathurst Titan]. Aerial shot of Bathurst, New Brunswick, photo from View of Bathurst from harbour bridge, photo from K.C. Irving Regional Centre, photo by Kevin Jordan at Olivier Galipeau, photo unattributed at Jeffrey Truchon-Viel, photo by Emmanuelle Parent via Evan Fitzpatrick, photo by Vincent L. Rousseau via Antoine Morand, photo by RDS via

2018 OHL champions: Hamilton Bulldogs.

Photo and Image credits above – Hamilton Bulldogs jersey illustration and shoulder-patch logo from[Hamiton Bulldogs]. Skyline of Hamilton from top of the Mountain (Niagara Escarpment), photo by Lucasmascotto at File:Collage of Tourist Spots in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.jpg. Exterior of FirstOntario Centre, photo from 900/CHML via Brandon Saigeon, photo by Aaron Bell via Robert Thomas, photo by John Rennison/The Hamilton Spectator at Kaden Fulcher, photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images North America via Ryan Moore, photo by Getty Images at

2018 WHL champions: Swift Current Broncos.
-From the Everett (Washington) Herald, here is an article about the town of Swift Current and its hockey team, subtitled…’Home of the Broncos, Saskatchewan’s seventh-biggest city is a hard-core hockey town on the prairie‘ (by Ben Watanabe on May 4 2018 at[1986 Swift Current bus tragedy].

Photo and Image credits above – Swift Current Broncos jersey illustration and shoulder-patch logos from Aerial shot of Swift Current, SK, photo by City of Swift Current via Photo of road leading to Swift Current, photo by CanadaGood G Melle at; Innovation Credit Union i-Plex, photo from Swift Current Broncos (I) logo (1973-74) from[swift-current-broncos]. Lethbridge Broncos logo from[Lethbridge Broncos]. Swift Current Broncos (II) logos from[Swift Current Broncos (II)]. Swift Current Broncos bus crash [December 28 1986] memorial, photo from 1989 Swift Current Broncos players celebrate winning the 1989 Memorial Cup 4-3 in OT over Saskatoon [May 13 1989], photo unattributed at[thread: Swift Current Broncos bus crash, December 30 1986]. Aleksi Heponiemi, photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images via Glenn Gawdin, photo unattributed at Stuart Skinner, photo by Keith Hershmiller via Tyler Steenburgen, photo unattributed at

Thanks to the contributors at the following links…
- Western Hockey League;
-Ontario Hockey League;
-Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
-Thanks to the fine site known as Elite (Hockey Prospects), for player info…

May 6, 2018

Australian rules football: Australian Football League (AFL), 2018 location-map, with with map showing all venues for 2018 AFL season; plus 2017 attendance figures & titles list./+ Illustration for the 2017 Grand Final champions – Richmond Tigers.

Filed under: Australia,Australian Rules Football — admin @ 5:45 pm

Australian rules football: Australian Football League (AFL), 2018 location-map, with with map showing all 17 venues for 2018 AFL season; plus 2017 attendance figures and titles list

By Bill Turianski on 6 May 2018;

-AFL official site.
-2018 AFL season (
-Aussie rules scores/fixtures/ladder,
-If you are new to Aussie rules football and would like to see an explanation of the rules, and/or a brief thumbnail-history of the AFL, you can see all that on my first map-and-post on the subject, [from April 2015]
Australian rules football – the Australian Football League (AFL): 2015 location-map with: rules (in general), clubs-history-chart, and chart of 2014 attendances with titles listed./+ 2014 champions the Hawthorn Hawks.

Here are three articles pertaining to new venues in the Australian Football League…one venue in Shanghai, China that will be used by the Port Adelaide Power and the Gold Coast Suns for the second time in 2018; a giant brand-new 60-K venue in Western Australia that will now be used full-time by both the Fremantle Dockers and by the Western Australia Eagles; and one small venue 117 km west of Melbourne in Ballarat, Victoria that will be used by the Western Bulldogs for the second time in 2018…
-AFL in China: why Port Adelaide took a chance on Shanghai (by Craig Little on 14 May 2017 at[AFL]).
-WA’s biggest stars ready to shine on new stage Optus Stadium (by Kim Macdonald on 19 Jan 2018 at
-AFL game played in regional city of Ballarat for first time (by Bridget Rollason on 19 Aug 2017 at

    2017 Grand Final champions – Richmond Tigers: their 11th Premiership (title) and their first title in 37 years…

Photo and Image credits above -
Shot from upper stands at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during 2017 AFL Grand Final, photo unattributed at Richmond players after a goal with Richmond fans-with-flags-and-banners in the background, photo by Getty Images via Dustin Martin (Norm Smith Medal winner [MVP]), photo by Getty Images via Bachar Houli, photo unattributed at Alex Rance, photo by Robert Cianflone/AFL Media/Getty Images AsiaPac via Jack Graham, photo by Getty Images via
Sources for map page:
Thanks to all at these links…
-Attendances (2016 and 2017 season): AFL Tables site, at
-Dates of establishment: Australian Football League/Current clubs.
-Titles: List of Australian Football League premiers. (
-Rules: Australian rules football; Australian rules football playing field (

-Blank maps on map page…
-Thanks to Ssolbergj for globe-map of Australia, File:Australia (orthographic projection).svg (
-Thanks to NordNordWest for blank map of Australia, File:Australia location map.svg (’-Thanks to TUBS for blank map of China showing Shanghai, File:Shanghai in China (+all claims hatched).svg.

-Jersey Icons…Thanks to thejoesbloggsblog for most of the jersey-pattern icons on the chart on the map page at Australian Football League/Current clubs ( Thanks to the AFLstore for Western Eagles’ jersey-icon,

-For general historical info, thanks to
-Thanks to the contributors at Australian Football League (
-Thanks to AFL Tables site for attendances ( ), and for all-time list of AFL venues, ( ).

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