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Get ready for the Memorial Cup

As noted by the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan, the Memorial Cup is coming to Windsor this weekend, and it's worth a trip across the bridge to the WFCU Centre:

Local hockey fans have an opportunity to catch the best in junior hockey the next couple weeks. Cross the bridge (or go through the tunnel) to Windsor, as the Spitfires are hosting the 2017 Memorial Cup May 19-28 at WFCU Centre.

The Spitfires, Erie Otters (Ontario League champion), Seattle Thunderbirds (Western League champion) and Saint John Sea Dogs (Quebec champions) are involved in the four-team, round-robin tournament determining the championship of the major junior hockey season.

The lone Red Wings draft pick competing in the tournament is Erie defenseman Jordan Sambrook (2016, fifth round).

But there’s still a definite Michigan flavor to the event. Erie also has forward Alex DeBrincat (Farmington Hills), a Chicago Blackhawks first-round pick who scored 65 goals in 63 games this season.

Forward Cade Robinson (Jackson) and defenseman Ivan Lodnia (Novi) are also on the Otters.

Local players on Windsor are forward Luke Boka (Plymouth) and defenseman Jalen Chatfield (Ypsilanti).

The tournament opens Friday with Windsor facing Saint John at 7 p.m.

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Primis's avatar

You can’t just hop across the bridge/tunnel anymore, right?  You need passports that are like a hundred dollars and take months to acquire?

Man, I miss the days when you could cross at Windsor or Sarnia on a whim for a couple hours, for no real reason, without ID even.

Posted by Primis on 05/18/17 at 05:44 PM ET

Colin's avatar

Man, I miss the days when you could cross at Windsor or Sarnia on a whim for a couple hours, for no real reason, without ID even.

Posted by Primis on 05/18/17 at 05:44 PM ET

But… muh police state!

Canada is a dangerous terrorist hideout Primis, you’re crazy!

\sarcasm

Posted by Colin on 05/19/17 at 11:38 AM ET

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