1968 Memorial Cup

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The 1968 Memorial Cup was the 50th annual Memorial Cup competition, organized by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) to determine the champion of junior A ice hockey. The George Richardson Memorial Trophy champions Niagara Falls Flyers of the Ontario Hockey Association in Eastern Canada competed against the Abbott Cup champions Estevan Bruins of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League in Western Canada. In a best-of-seven series, held at the Niagara Falls Memorial Arena in Niagara Falls, Ontario and at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Niagara Falls won their 2nd Memorial Cup, defeating Estevan 4 games to 1.


  • Game 1: Niagara Falls 7-4 Estevan
  • Game 2: Estevan 4-2 Niagara Falls (in Montreal)
  • Game 3: Niagara Falls 7-4 Estevan
  • Game 4: Niagara Falls 4-3 Estevan (2OT)
  • Game 5: Niagara Falls 6-0 Estevan

Winning roster

Steve Atkinson, Doug Brindley, Russ Frieson, Karl Haggarty, Doug Keeler, Mike Keeler, Rick Ley, Don Makey, Phil Myre, Jim Notman, Phil Roberto, Ron Schwindt, Brad Selwood, Garry Swain, Don Tannahill, Dave Tataryn, Rick Thompson, Ross Webley, Tom Webster. Coach: Paul Emms[2]

National Playoff Tree

  Opening Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Memorial Cup
  BC Penticton 4  
    Alb Edmonton 1  
  BC Penticton 0  
Western Canada
  Ssk Estevan 4  
  Ssk Estevan 4
    TB Fort William 1  
Man St. James 2
TB Fort William 4  
  Ssk Estevan 1
  OHA Niagara Falls 4
  OHA Niagara Falls 3
Eastern Canada
  PQ Verdun 2  
NO North Bay 3  
Ott Cornwall 4  
  Ott Cornwall 0
    PQ Verdun 4  
PQ Verdun 4
Mar Halifax 0  

Additional Interleague Playdowns

Halifax Canadiens defeated Fredericton Red Wings 4-games-to-2 (Maritime Final)
Fort William Westfort Hurricanes defeated Nip-Rock Rangers 3-games-to-none (Northwestern Ontario Final)
Verdun Maple Leafs defeated Chicoutimi Saguenéens 3-games-to-1 (Quebec SF)
Verdun Maple Leafs defeated Drummondville Rangers 3-games-to-1 (Quebec Final)

Roll of League Champions


  1. ^ MemorialCup.ca - Tournament Results
  2. ^ MemorialCup.ca - Winning Rosters

External links

  • Memorial Cup
  • Canadian Hockey League
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