Memorial Cup // Game 1 – Mooseheads vs. the Prince Albert Raiders // Photo Gallery

With tonight’s Memorial Cup final set as a rematch of the President’s Cup final, between the host Halifax Mooseheads and the QMJHL Champs, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, we wanted to revisit the opening night of the tournament when the Prince Albert Raiders visited our barn.

The electricity in the Scotiabank Centre was palpable, and the city was ready to cheer on the home team as they started their trek to the Memorial Cup (a cup the Moose won back in 2013). It was a night on which we saw Jean-Sebastian Giguere drop the opening puck and start the evening off.  After a hard fought game, the Mooseheads would walk away with their first of two wins, which would set them up with a healthy lead in the standings and at least a visit to the semi-finals. It was those two initial wins which would earn the team a bye to Sunday’s finals, even with dropping Wednesday’s game 4-3 to the same Huskies that they are poised to face again in the finals. Go Moose Go, let’s finally show those Huskies that they are indeed in Moose Country, and let’s bring home that Memorial Cup.

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A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.