Saint John, New Brunswick will host the 2022 Memorial Cup. In an announcement made on Wednesday, it will be the second time ever that the Memorial Cup is coming to the province of New Brunswick according to Alex Cooke of Global News. Moncton was the host city for the 2006 Memorial Cup.
This is also the fourth time that Atlantic Canada will have hosted the Memorial Cup. Halifax was the host city in 2000 and 2019.
With Saint John being announced as the host city, it means the Saint John Sea Dogs automatically qualify for the 2022 Canadian Junior Men’s Hockey Championship. Now the Sea Dogs will try to be the first junior hockey team from Atlantic Canada to win the Memorial Cup in Atlantic Canada. In the past, the Halifax Mooseheads lost 6-3 to the Barrie Colts in the 2000 Memorial Cup semifinal in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Moncton Wildcats then lost 6-2 to the Quebec Remparts in the 2006 Memorial Cup final. The Remparts were coached at the time by Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender and Montreal Canadiens legend Patrick Roy of Quebec City, Quebec. Then in 2019, the Mooseheads lost the Memorial Cup final 4-2 to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Due to coronavirus, there was no Memorial Cup in 2020 or 2021.