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Memorial Cup to arrive in Halifax aboard HMCS Glace Bay

The public is invited to attend the official welcome on the Halifax waterfront
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Memorial Cup (Chris Halef/

In a scene befitting a city steeped in maritime and naval tradition, the 2019 Memorial Cup, presented by Kia, officially launches at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, when the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) championship trophy arrives at Halifax Harbour aboard the HMCS Glace Bay, accompanied by host team the Halifax Mooseheads.

The public is invited to attend the official welcome on the Halifax waterfront. This free event will be the official kick-off to the 2019 Memorial Cup and will include the participating teams, sponsors and a number of special guests, including several NHL alumni.

“What better way to officially transport the Memorial Cup to Halifax than on one of our local naval ships to our historic waterfront,” host committee chair Mat Harris said. “We encourage the public to come out to this welcoming event and see the cup and competitors up close.”

The Memorial Cup arrival festivities are presented by Kia, which is also the presenting partner of the nine-day CHL championship tournament.

“As we celebrate our 20th year in Canada, Kia is honoured to present the Memorial Cup arrival ceremony,” Kia Canada director of marketing Michael Kopke said. “We’re very excited to kick-off this historic tournament in Halifax as we continue to drive the future of hockey.”

The 2019 Memorial Cup runs May 16-26 in the heart of downtown Halifax and features the top four CHL teams facing off in six days of round-robin play. Ticket prices range from just $35 to $60 for round-robin contests and $50 to $75 for the semi-final and championship game. Tickets will be available at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office, online at or by phone at 902-451-1221.

Fans are also encouraged to download the official 2019 Memorial Cup App from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The app allows fans to access stats, daily schedules, game stories, events and merchandise on their smart phone or tablet.

For the complete schedule and more information, please visit


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