May 17, 2017

2017 CHL Memorial Cup tournament (in Windsor, Ontario/ May 19 to May 28) – the 4 teams: Windsor Spitfires (host team), Erie Otters (OHL), Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL), Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL): photo-illustrations with standout players in 2016-17.

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By Bill Turianski on 17 May 2017;
-2017 CHL Memorial Cup (
-CHL official site,

Windsor, Ontario will host the 2017 Memorial Cup…
The 2017 Memorial Cup tournament will be held at the 6,450-capacity WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, with the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires the host-team. Windsor is just across the border from Detroit, Michigan {see illustration below}. The tournament will run from May 19th to May 28th, 2017. Here is a preview, from the Hockey,
2017 Memorial Cup Teams Preview (by David Jewell on Wednesday May 17 2017 at

    the 4 teams that have qualified for the 2017 CHL Memorial Cup tournament…
    Windsor Spitfires (host team) , Erie Otters (OHL), Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL), Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)…

Host team: Windsor Spitfires…
Windsor Spitfires, host of 2017 CHL Memorial Cup tournament…
Photo and Image credits above -
Windsor Spitfires logos/info via
Windsor home jersey, illustration from Night-time shot of downtown Windsor with Detroit skyline in background, photo by Owen Wolter at via View of Windsor skyline, photo by Tim Fraser/Windsor Star via Exterior-shot of WFCU Centre, photo from Interior-shot of WFCU Centre [ca. 2009], photo by Kevin Jordan at
Players…Jeremy Bracco, photo by Tim Jarrold at [2017]. Mikhail Sergachev, photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images via Michael DiPietro, photo by Jason Kryk/Windsor Star at

Erie Otters (OHL champions in 2017).
From The Hockey, Celebrating the Erie Otters’ OHL Championship (by Mark Scheg on May 13 2017, at
Otters’ jersey illustration, from Erie (aerial shot), unattributed at Erie Insurance Arena, photo from jpg. Game-action photo, by MountaindewPSU at
Players: Dylan Strome-3AZ, photo by Terry Wilson/OHL via Alex DeBrincat-39Chi, photo by Keith Dotson/OHL at jpg. Taylor Raddysh-58Tam, photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images North America via Anthony Cirelli-72TB, photo by Claus Anderson at Darren Raddysh-un, photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images via jpg. Warren Foegele, photo by Dave Mead Photography via On-ice post-game celebration, photo by Dan Hickling/OHL Images via Anthony Cirelli holds Robertson Trophy aloft, photo by Greg Wohlford/ETN at Erie players celebratory pose, photo by Dan Hickling/OHL Images via jpg.

Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL champions in 2017).
From, Saint John Sea Dogs are 2017 QMJHL Champions ( on May 11 2017).
Photo and Image credits above -
Sea Dogs jersey, photo from; illustration from Saint John near arena, photo by Jaroslaw Binczarowski File:Stjohnpanoramo.jpg ( Harbour Station, photo by Andrew Touchakis Photography from Saint John skyline at twilight, photo by DDD DDD~commonswiki at File:Saint_John,_NB,_skyline_at_dusk5.jpg (
Players: Mathieu Joseph, photo from Matthew Highmore, photo by François Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images North America via
Thomas Chabot , photo unattributed at Callum Booth, photo from Team photo after title-win, photo by Vincent Ethier/LHJMQ Média at

Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL champions in 2017).
From the Seattle Times, Seattle Thunderbirds beat Regina in OT to take WHL title ( on May 14 2017).
Photo and Image credits above -
Thunderbirds’ jersey illustration, from
Aerial shot of Kent, WA with Mt. Rainier in background, photo from City of Kent, Washington at ShoWare Center, two exterior-shots, photos by Lara Swimmer at
Players: Keegan Kolesar, photo by Doug Westcott via Mathew Barzal, photo unattributed at Ethan Bear, photo from Stankowski, photo from Alexander True scoring winner in OT, photo by Keith Hershmiller at On-ice celebration, photo by Troy Fleece/Regina Leader-Post via

Thanks to the contributors at the following limks…
- Western Hockey League;
-Ontario Hockey League;
-Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
-Canadian metro-areas.
-USA metro-areas (
-Thanks to The Hockey site, now on my blogroll, at
-Thanks to the fine site known as Elite (Hockey Prospects), for player info…

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