London police constable A.J. Perry, sgt. Tom Allen carry the Memorial Cup after it was delivered via military helicopter to Wolseley Barracks in London, Ont. on Thursday May 15, 2014. (DEREK RUTTAN, The London Free Press)
After the raucous cheers have died down, the epic battles at centre ice and skirmishes in the corners have ended and the rink is left in eerie silence, organizers of the Memorial Cup want just a bit more from hockey fans leaving the arena.
They want from them not just the satisfaction of a game well played, but a deeper, long-lasting understanding of the true meaning behind one of Canada’s most prestigious national tournaments.
Originally known as the OHA Memorial Cup, the trophy that signifies junior hockey supremacy in Canada was donated by the Ontario Hockey Association in March 1919, in remembrance of the soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice for Canada in the First World War. Click hereto read more.