SASKATOON – Ticket packages for the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup are now on sale to the public and organizers are promising a full-on festival of hockey and entertainment.
With support from Saskatoon Blades season ticket holders and the Canadian Hockey League, nearly 5,000 ticket packages have already been reserved for the May 16-26 event.
“Hockey fans are hungry for their favourite game and anxious to see this championship,” event co-chair Tim Gitzel said Wednesday during a media conference in Saskatoon. “Even with the tremendous support so far, there are still ticket packages available across the price spectrum. That’s great news for members of the public who will be able to secure their seats.”
Packages for the 8-game MasterCard Memorial Cup range from $95 to $595 (plus applicable fees) and make excellent stocking stuffers for the hockey lover in your life.
In addition to top-notch hockey, the event will feature a number of fan-friendly attractions including:
- Pre-game food and festivities at FanFest, just a short walk from the arena;
- Live music and entertainment at FanFest after every game (admission is free with your game ticket);
- Appearances by prominent Saskatoon alumni, including every member of 1989 Blades team that competed in the Memorial Cup;
- Family activities with interactive games and displays for young fans.
“This event is unique because there’s only one game per night,” said Gitzel. “You can come straight from work, stop by FanFest for a bite to eat and then head over to the rink with friends for some great hockey.”
Purchase your ticket package online at Ticketmaster.ca or by phone at (306) 938-7800 or 1-800-970-SEAT (7328). Event details are available at www.mastercardmemorialcup.ca
About 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup
The MasterCard Memorial Cup is the Canadian Hockey League championship and will feature the top team from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as the host team, Saskatoon Blades. The championship will take place May 16-26, 2013. The 10-day event will include a community-wide celebration showcasing alumni events, concerts and the CHL Awards. The Saskatoon Blades last hosted the MasterCard Memorial Cup in 1989.
2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup Schedule
Thursday, May 16 – Arrival of Memorial Cup, Kiwanis Memorial Park (noon local)
Friday, May 17 – OHL vs. Saskatoon (6PM local)
Saturday, May 18 – WHL vs. QMJHL (5PM local)
Sunday, May 19 – Saskatoon vs. QMJHL (5PM local)
Monday, May 20 – WHL vs. OHL (6PM local)
Tuesday, May 21 – QMJHL vs. OHL (6PM local)
Wednesday, May 22 – Saskatoon vs. WHL (6PM local)
Thursday, May 23 – Tiebreaker, if necessary (6PM local)
Alumni golf tournament (time TBD)
Friday, May 24 – Semi-final (6PM local)
Saturday, May 25 – CHL National Awards Showcase (time TBD)
Sunday, May 26 – Final (5PM local)