Toronto, ON - The Canadian Hockey League in association with the host
organizing committee for the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup are proud to
unveil the official logo for this year’s championship.
The 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup logo features Wolseley Barracks, for
many years known as Canadian Forces Base London, established in the
1880's and the site of the first military building constructed by the
government of Canada.
"London is very proud of the City's contributions to the military
history of Canada,” said Trevor Whiffen, Chair of the 2014 MasterCard
Memorial Cup Host Committee. “The Memorial Cup is named, of course, in
honour of those who have served in our Armed Forces. It is therefore
fitting that Wolseley Barracks be featured in the official logo for the
2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup in London."
At its formation, Wolseley Barracks served as a home of the newly
established permanent military force in Canada. It is now home to The
Royal Canadian Regiment Museum which is found in the historic Wolseley
Hall. As one of London's most memorable military heritage pieces, and
as a designated National Historic Site of Canada, the CHL and the London
Knights are proud to feature Wolseley Barracks as a symbol on the 2014
MasterCard Memorial Cup logo.
The 2014 logo also features the traditional likeness of the Memorial
Cup trophy atop logos for the CHL and MasterCard who has been title
sponsor of the event for 16 straight years, along with a poppy at the
centre of the logo symbolizing the event’s longstanding support of
Canadian Armed Forces.
The 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup marks the 96th edition of
the prestigious national championship and takes place May 16-25 at
Budweiser Gardens featuring the host London Knights along with the
champions of the Ontario Hockey League, the Western Hockey League, and
the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
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