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THE 2021 MEMORIAL CUP GET THE AXE

APR 13, 2021  (13H31)      COOPER GODIN
The Canadian Hockey League announced on Tuesday that they've cancelled their marquee event, the Memorial Cup due to a few reasons, mainly the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CHL said in a statement on Tuesday: "There is no question that the 2020-21 season has been difficult for all involved in CHL hockey. We have focused on making decisions that put the health and safety of our players, staff, and the entire CHL family first, while balancing the need to provide our players with the best hockey development opportunity in the world.

With the WHL and QMJHL in the midst of shortened seasons and the OHL continuing return-to-play discussions with the Ontario government, unfortunately, we have once again had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Memorial Cup. As a league, we waited as long as we could in hopes that this was not the decision that we were going to have to make. Regrettably, we do not see a path in which we will be able to produce champions in our three member leagues due to border restrictions and quarantining requirements.

The Memorial Cup is steeped in tradition and is one of the most difficult trophies to win in all of sport. We look forward to awarding it next season to the CHL championship team that has earned the right to hoist it.

Further decisions regarding the timing and location of the 2022 Memorial Cup will be announced at a later date."

The 2021 Memorial Cup was scheduled to be held in either Sault Ste. Marie or Oshawa, Ontario. It's unclear if the CHL will let the OHL host in 2022, or will go back to their regular rotation.

"The CHL is committed to the health and safety of our players, their families and billets, our teams, staff and officials, and the communities in which we play. That has driven all of our difficult decisions for the last year as we have dealt with this global pandemic," said CHL President Dan MacKenzie. "The decision was made based on the limitations on travel, border restrictions, and quarantining requirements that would make it impossible to produce league champions."



Source: CHL
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NHL STATS
SEASON
2020-2021GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
533268100
LEON DRAISAITL
53304979
BRAD MARCHAND
52283967
MITCH MARNER
54204767
PATRICK KANE
+2
55155166
NATHAN MACKINNON
47204565
AUSTON MATTHEWS
50402565
SIDNEY CROSBY
55243862
MIKKO RANTANEN
49303161
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
55204161
MARK STONE
53213960
ARTEMI PANARIN
42174158
MARK SCHEIFELE
53203858
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
49263157
SEBASTIAN AHO
55243357
JAKE GUENTZEL
56233457
ALEX DEBRINCAT
+2
51312354
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
54153853
MAX PACIORETTY
48242751
DAVID PERRON
53163551
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
MAY 9, 2021 G A PTS
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
1 2 3
MATTHEW TKACHUK
1 2 3
ALEX DEBRINCAT
2 - 2
MARK GIORDANO
1 1 2
BRANDON HAGEL
1 1 2
PATRICK KANE
- 2 2
MIKAEL BACKLUND
1 - 1
DILLON DUBE
1 - 1
MACKENZIE ENTWISTLE
1 - 1
DENIS GURIANOV
1 - 1
  COMPLETE RESULTS