Game Notes: For the first time in MasterCard Memorial Cup history three teams have tied for the final playoff position with identical 1-2 records. The Kelowna Rockets (1-2) have secured a berth in Friday’s Semi-Final as the home team by virtue of having a higher percentage based on the formula [GF/(GF+GA)].
Thursday’s Tie-Breaker Game will feature the visiting Quebec Remparts against the Rimouski Oceanic who will serve as the home team. This contest will be the 12th Tie-Breaker Game in MasterCard Memorial Cup history. The first Tie-Breaker Game was played in 1986 in a season that also featured back-to-back games by teams from the host league when the Kamloops Blazers defeated the host Portland Winterhawks by a 6-5 score to force a Tie-Breaker, then defeated them again by an 8-1 score the following night.
The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Host Committee for the 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup informs media of the following schedule for Thursday May 28, 2015.
Thursday May 28 Practices and Media Availability:
9:00 – 9:45 am – Officials – Pavillon De La Jeunesse
10:45 am – Quebec Remparts Media Availability (Limited players plus coach after Morning Skate)
10:00 am – 11:15 am – Kelowna Rockets Practice (Pavillon de la Jeunesse)
11:45 am – Rimouski Oceanic Media Availability (Limited players plus coach after Morning Skate)
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Oshawa Generals Practice (Pavillon de la Jeunesse)
Rockets and Generals players and coaches will be available in the Media Centre following the completion of their practice and upon their return to Colisee Pepsi.
7:30 pm – Tie-Breaker Game: Quebec Remparts vs. Rimouski Oceanic (LIVE on Sportsnet and TVA Sports)
12:00 pm – 1:00 am – The Budweiser FanFest is the perfect place where fans can gather to get ready for the games with Food, and Free Access to Interactive Games, Gift Shop, Hockey Hall of Fame displays and Live Music before and after each game.
Thursday’s Concert Schedule:
5:00 pm – Louis Dionne
Post-Game – Peakafeller