Red Deer to Host 2021 WHL Cup

"The WHL Cup, established in 2009, is held every season except in years when the Canada Winter Games are held, and is the first step in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence for players"



The Western Hockey League, in partnership with Hockey Alberta, BC Hockey, Hockey Saskatchewan, Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Canada, has announced that the City of Red Deer will serve as the host for the 2021 WHL Cup.

Scheduled to be held Oct. 20-24, the 2021 WHL Cup will be played at the Peavey Mart Centrium – home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels – as well as at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer College and will feature teams from the four Western Canadian provinces competing in a round robin tournament format followed by playoffs.

The 2021 WHL Cup will feature the top 2006-born players from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, each of whom is eligible for the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft. The 2021 WHL Prospects Draft is scheduled to be conducted online on Thursday, Dec. 9.

Rosters and ticketing information for the 2021 WHL Cup will be announced at a later date.


2021 WHL Cup – Event Schedule

Wednesday, October 20
Game 1 – British Columbia at Saskatchewan – 4 p.m. MT
Game 2 – Manitoba at Alberta – 7 p.m. MT

Thursday, October 21
Game 3 – British Columbia at Manitoba – 4 p.m. MT
Game 4 – Alberta at Saskatchewan – 7 p.m. MT

Friday, October 22
Game 5 – Alberta at British Columbia – 12:30 p.m. MT
Game 6 – Saskatchewan at Manitoba – 3:15 p.m. MT (Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer College)

Saturday, October 23
Semifinal 1 – 12:30 p.m. MT
Semifinal 2 – 3:15 p.m. MT (Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer College)

Sunday, October 24
Bronze Medal Game – 10 a.m. MT
Gold Medal Game – 1 p.m. MT

*All games held at Peavey Mart Centrium unless indicated otherwise.

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