Windsor Spitfires begin Memorial Cup journey tonight
The Windsor Spitfires are on the ice preparing to open the Memorial Cup round-robin in Windsor, Ont., on Friday, May 19, 2017. (CTV Windsor)
Published Friday, May 19, 2017 3:47PM EDT
The waiting is over for the Windsor Spitfires.
The 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup host team will take the Quebec Major Junior Hockey Champion Saint John Sea Dogs in tonight's round-robin opener.
The Spitfires were eliminated in the first round of the OHL playoffs six weeks ago, after losing a seven-game series to the 2016 Memorial Cup champion London Knights.
Windsor will have gone 44 days between their Game 7 exit in early April and tonight's game.
With files from The Canadian Press.