CHL launches premiere Memorial eCup presented by Kia

TORONTO — Your favourite junior hockey stars will soon face off for virtual supremacy.

In partnership with Kia Canada and supported by veeZion, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) today announced the premiere edition of the Memorial eCup presented by Kia, a 64-team eSports tournament featuring all 60 CHL Member Clubs across Canada and the United States plus four distinguished hockey personalities serving as guest participants.

“We are thrilled to launch this property and it only makes sense to do so with an innovative partner in Kia Canada,” said CHL President Dan MacKenzie. “The growth of gaming and eSports offers a new opportunity to stay better connected with our fans. It is also a fun way to give our players a chance to showcase their skills in a format that many of them enjoy in their spare time.”

The interactive eSports tournament will feature one player representative from all 60 CHL Member Clubs displaying his gaming abilities and competitive spirit in NHL 21 on Sony PlayStation 4 with all matches streamed on Facebook Live and Twitch, while hockey fans and gamers are also encouraged to follow along at and across social media via #KiaCHLeCup.

“Innovation is what drives us at Kia Canada; from leading-edge design to award-winning products like Stinger and Telluride, we continuously strive to stay ahead of the curve,” said Kia Canada Director of Marketing Michael Kopke. “This year, we have adapted to the challenges of COVID-19 by developing safe car-buying experiences that have led to record sales and we have prioritized national efforts on supporting Canadians in need with Food Banks Canada. In these unprecedented times, the Canadian Hockey League is similarly taking an innovative approach to uniting fans and families around our nation’s beloved sport and that resonates so strongly with us as their partner.”

The competition commences as a single-elimination tournament, with semifinal and final-round action then seeing players go head-to-head in a best-of-three format. Tournament play begins November 28 with a 10-game set while the ultimate champion will be crowned December 17.

The Memorial eCup presented by Kia tournament bracket and schedule as well as a complete list of guest participants and fan prizing information will be revealed prior to November 28.

60 CHL players competing in Memorial eCup presented by Kia 

  • Acadie-Bathurst Titan – Dylan Champagne
  • Baie-Comeau Drakkar – Gabriel Belley-Pelletier
  • Barrie Colts – Luke Bignell
  • Blainville-Boisbriand Armada – Simon Lavigne
  • Brandon Wheat Kings – Luka Burzan
  • Calgary Hitmen – Luke Prokop
  • Cape Breton Eagles – Jacob Santerre
  • Charlottetown Islanders – Ryan Maynard
  • Chicoutimi Sagueneens – Samuel Houde
  • Drummondville Voltigeurs – Luke Woodworth
  • Edmonton Oil Kings – Jalen Luypen
  • Erie Otters – Brendan Hoffmann
  • Everett Silvertips – Jackson Berezowski
  • Flint Firebirds – Riley Piercey
  • Gatineau Olympiques – Pier-Olivier Roy
  • Guelph Storm – Danny Zhilkin
  • Halifax Mooseheads – Zach Jones
  • Hamilton Bulldogs – Zachary Roy
  • Kamloops Blazers – Kyrell Sopotyk
  • Kelowna Rockets – Cole Schwebius
  • Kingston Frontenacs – Braden Hache
  • Kitchener Rangers – Graham Dickerson
  • Lethbridge Hurricanes – Justin Hall
  • London Knights – Max McCue
  • Medicine Hat Tigers – Lukas Svejkovsky
  • Mississauga Steelheads – Ty Collins
  • Moncton Wildcats – Jacob Stewart
  • Moose Jaw Warriors – Cory King
  • Niagara IceDogs – Mason Howard
  • North Bay Battalion – Luke Moncada
  • Oshawa Generals – Allan McShane
  • Ottawa 67’s – Cam Tolnai
  • Owen Sound Attack – Sam Sedley
  • Peterborough Petes – Shawn Spearing
  • Portland Winterhawks – Kishaun Gervais
  • Prince Albert Raiders – Zack Hayes
  • Prince George Cougars – Majid Kaddoura
  • Quebec Remparts – Dylan Schives
  • Red Deer Rebels – Chris Douglas
  • Regina Pats – Carson Denomie
  • Rimouski Oceanic – Zachary Massicote
  • Rouyn-Noranda Huskies – Carter Murchison
  • Saginaw Spirit – Danny Katic
  • Saint John Sea Dogs – Riley Bezeau
  • Sarnia Sting – Justin O’Donnell
  • Saskatoon Blades – Rhett Rhinehart
  • Seattle Thunderbirds – Keltie Jeri-Leon
  • Shawinigan Cataractes – William Veillette
  • Sherbrooke Phoenix – Colin Ratt
  • Soo Greyhounds – Rory Kerins
  • Spokane Chiefs – Matt Leduc
  • Sudbury Wolves – Blake Murray
  • Swift Current Broncos – Bode Hagan
  • Tri-City Americans – Booker Daniel
  • Val-d’Or Foreurs – Jeremy Michel
  • Vancouver Giants – Trevor Longo
  • Victoria Royals – Ty Yoder
  • Victoriaville Tigres – Felix Pare
  • Windsor Spitfires – Xavier Medina
  • Winnipeg ICE – Michael Milne
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