The Quebec Remparts and Saint John Sea Dogs have submitted intents to bid for the hosting rights for the 2022 Memorial Cup, the Canadian Hockey League announced Wednesday.
The clubs will submit their bids for hosting rights ahead of the deadline in late August, with the winning bid announced in early September.
BREAKING: The @quebec_remparts and @SJSeaDogs have submitted intents to bid for the hosting rights of the 2022 #MemorialCup presented by @KiaCanada
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“We are excited to have two outstanding franchises express their interest to bid for the 2022 Memorial Cup presented by Kia,” said Dan MacKenzie, president of the CHL, via a release.
“The excitement for this event will be at an all-time high given the events of the past 18 months and we look forward to both celebrating our great game and honouring the brave men and women who served and continue to serve our country.”
The Remparts have hosted the tournament twice — in 2003 (won by Kitchener) and 2015 (won by Oshawa) — while the Sea Dogs have never hosted the national tournament. The latter franchise won the Memorial Cup in 2011, while the Remparts claimed the trophy in 1971 and 2006.
The 2022 iteration of the tournament is currently scheduled to take place from June 3–12.