Kamloops Blazers’ majority owner Tom Gaglardi said a new format is in place for bidding on the Memorial Cup — a behind-the-curtain, confidential process that is likely to produce a host city prior to this summer.
Gaglardi said he does not expect a vote among the WHL board of governors to be involved in the process.
In this interview (click link above), Gaglardi offers his opinion on the new bidding format, touts a strong team and “dry powder” in 2022-2023, talks of work done by Blazers’ management at the WHL trade deadline, ponders a post-pandemic business boom and highlights expectations to win the B.C. Division.
KTW reached out to Kelowna Rockets' owner Bruce Hamilton to ask if Kelowna will bid on the 2023 Memorial Cup.
"Thanks for the interest," Hamilton said. "The CHL is who releases that info now."