Whoa, long time, no write! I know, I know. I’m sorry that I’m such a slacker. To make up for it, I give you this, the first Happy Katana article of 2014.
What’s new in the good ol’ world of hockey you ask? A good amount, indeed.
Starting off with the WHL, but oh wait, you may have never heard of the WHL. Well, let me explain it as easy as possible. The Canadian Hockey League consists of three leagues, the Western Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Every three years, the same league will get to host the MasterCard Memorial Cup, while whoever wins each league in the playoffs will go to the Memorial Cup, and the host team gets a bye into the tournament. If the home team wins the playoffs, the team that they beat in the finals will also be entered into the tournament despite losing. The Memorial Cup has been said to be one of the hardest championships to ever win in the history of sports, due to you only get a maximum of five years to win it, depending on how old you are when you make the league.