Previewing the 2022 Memorial Cup

The 2022 Memorial Cup kicks off on Monday! Overlapping with the Stanley Cup Finals this year, it’s easy to see how you could overlook or miss the tournament entirely, but this is not one to be slept on.
The Memorial Cup is consistently one of the most electric tournaments on the hockey calendar. Returning for the first time since 2019 and boasting numerous top prospects, including one from the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, this is going to be a tournament you don’t want to miss out on.
Let’s introduce you to the four teams competing for what may just be the hardest trophy in hockey to win.
Edmonton Oil Kings
The WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings boast quite the array of high NHL draft picks. An impressive four of the eight NHL-affiliated prospects on their roster were drafted in the first round.
As such, it’s not much of a surprise to see that the Oil Kings steamrolled their way to the WHL Finals. Entering the postseason as the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference, they swept Lethbridge and Red Deer in the first two rounds before facing off against the regular-season champs in the Winnipeg Ice.
It was a one-sided affair, as Edmonton brushed a …

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Author: Kyle Cushman / The Leafs Nation

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