Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wheat City Wonderful
The Canadian Hockey League announced today that the Brandon Wheat Kings have been awarded the Memorial Cup for 2010.
At this point I want to take this time to let my co host Guy Flaming know, that I will be away from May 14-23rd, 2010.
I'm not going to act surprised on this one, as we've said it before Brandon had the best chance to get it. Kelowna hosted to recently, and Everett will not be good enough next season, while Brandon will be. In fact the Wheat Kings might be a year early as a Memorial Cup contender, much like Lethbridge and Spokane who won it all last season.
This will be the first time the Keystone Centre (capacity 5800) will play host to one of my favorite tournaments, and the 4th time the Wheat Kings skate in it. They have never hoisted the Memorial Cup, in which all games are aired on Rogers Sportsnet.
Some major upgrades are being planned for the rink I once made 43 saves in a 5-1 loss one evening, it was all downhill from there for my hockey career, but it will be uphill for the Kings and their fans, who by the way have the cheapest season tickets in the league at $299 for adults, or roughly $8.33 per game.
Just over 8 bucks a game to watch a guy like Brayden Schenn, who could be a top 5 draft pick this year put on a show. Schenn combined with Scott Glennie and Matt Calvert to become the highest scoring rookie line in league history last year, with 193 points.
Expect to hear from a Brandon Wheat King representative this Tuesday on TPS. To find out who, keep checking our website.