Molson Canadian Hockey House

Date: Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, June 4th 

Location: Sandman Centre

The action is even hotter off the ice at the Molson Canadian Hockey House! Serving as the official entertainment zone for the 2023 Memorial Cup presented by Kia, you can expect ten jam-packed days of live music, game viewing parties, DJs, leadership talks, and pre-game hot stoves. 

Fully accessible, family friendly and conveniently located directly behind the Sandman Centre, the Molson Canadian Hockey House will also be the official location for Memorial Cup merchandise.

Beginning Thursday, May 25 and running until the Memorial Cup champion is crowned on Sunday, June 4 – the Molson Canadian Hockey House will be the go-to place pre- and post-game through the 2023 Memorial Cup presented by Kia.

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Thank you to our local theme day partners

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 25

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the Memorial Cup Host Organizing Committee are proud to announce that the two-time JUNO award-winning rock band The Glorious Sons will kick off the tournament with The Riverside Party presented by Simpcw Resources Group on May 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for The Glorious Sons will start at $49.50 (plus fees & tax) and are available now.


Friday, May 26th

Gates Open at 3:30 PM

Hot Stove at 4:00 with Tom Gaglardi, Darryl Sydor, and Mark Recchi. The three Owners will discuss the purchase of the Blazers and the journey to this point over the past 15 years.

Watch Party at 6:00 – 8:30 PM to watch LHJMQ face off against the Kamloops Blazers on Opening Night!

Kamloops Music Spotlight from 8:30 – 10:30 PM with Matt Stanley & the Decoys.

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Saturday, May 27th
Locals Day presented by City of Kamloops

Gates Open at 12:00 PM

A Hot Stove will be hosted from 1:00 – 2:00 PM – speakers to be announced.

Watch Party at 3:00 – 5:30 PM to watch WHL face off against OHL!

Kamloops Music Spotlight from 5:30 – 10:30 PM with Loops & Shattered Blues.


Sunday, May 28th

Gates Open at 12:00 PM

Today’s Hot Stoves begin at 1:00 PM and feature Ajay Baines and Tom Renney.

Watch Party at 3:00 – 5:30 PM to watch the Kamloops Blazers face off against OHL!

Kamloops Music Spotlight from 5:30 – 8:30 PM with Forum.

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Monday, May 29th

Gates Open at 3:30 PM

Hot Stove at 4:00 PM with Joe Calendino and Kevin Torvik. Listen to a gripping portrait of a notorious Vancouver gangster and Hells Angels elite who descended into a life of homelessness and addiction, ultimately redeeming himself through award-winning youth advocacy.

Watch Party at 6:00 – 8:30 PM to watch WHL face off against LHJMQ!

Kamloops Music Spotlight from 8:30 – 10:00 PM with Coalmine’s Basement.

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Tuesday, May 30th
CH-All Day presented by Canruss Paramedic Oil Services

Gates Open at 3:30 PM

Hot Stove at 4:00 PM with  Greg Stewart. Stewart is a Canadian para-athlete who specializes in shot put. He represented Canada at the 2020 Summer Paralympics.

Ahead of puck drop, Bryant McBride will discuss The Carnegie Initiative for Inclusion and Acceptance in Hockey: Working to ensure that hockey is inclusive, supportive and welcoming to all. Bryant served as Vice President, New Business Development at the NHL – the first black executive in NHL history, where he oversaw the creation of international events and broadcasting, the initial NHL Diversity Task Force, rink development, and early digital initiatives. 

Watch Party at 6:00 – 8:30 PM to watch OHL face off against LHJMQ!

Kamloops Music Spotlight from 8:30 – 10:00 PM with Paul Filek.

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Wednesday, May 31st
Indigenous Day presented by Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc

Gates Open at 3:30 PM

Hot Stove at 4:00 PM with Clara Hughes and Ethan Bear. Hughes will discuss her Olympic career coupled with mental health and addiction hurdles.

Watch Party at 6:00 – 8:30 PM to watch the Kamloops Blazers face off against WHL!

Indigenous Day Feature from 8:30 – 10:00 PM with DJ Shub. DJ Shub won the 2022 JUNO award for Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year, and previously won Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2014 (with A Tribe Called Red). He was also an Indigenous Music Award nominee at the 2018 Juno Awards for his PowWowStep EP, won a Much Music Video Award for Best EDM/Dance Video in 2017 and was shortlisted for the esteemed Polaris Music Prize Award in 2013.

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Thursday, June 1st
Western Day presented by Kubota

Gates Open at 3:30 PM

Celebrate Western Day with Country Line Dancing lessons at 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Hot Stove at 7:00 (5:00 if there is a tie-breaker) with Ken Hitchcock and Dallas Eakins. The two CHL and NHL Alumni will discuss their experiences in junior hockey and all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals.Continuing the discussion as CHL and NHL Alumnus is Kirk McLean and Mark Recchi.

Watch Party details to be provided if there is a tie-breaker game.

Western Day Feature from 8:30 – 10:30 PM with Gord Bamford & Dustin Bentall.

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Friday, June 2nd
Eco-Day presented by Thompson Rivers University

Gates Open at 3:30 PM

Hot Stove at 5:00 PM with Scott Niedermayer and Mark Recchi who will discuss their time in Kamloops, professional careers, and journey to the Olympic Games.

Watch Party at 7:00 – 9:30 PM to watch the Semi-Final!

Kamloops Music Spotlight from 9:30 – 10:30 PM with Mother Sun.

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Saturday, June 3rd
Women's Day presented by Kia Kamloops

Gates Open at 3:30 PM

Hot Stove at 4:30 PM with Meghan Agosta, Marie-Philip Poulin, Manon Rheaume, and Cheryl Pounder. Celebrate four fabulous women in hockey as we learn more about their paths to date.

Women’s Day Feature from 7:30 – 10:30 PM with Dear Rouge & Blonde Diamond.

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Sunday, June 4th

Gates Open at 12:00 PM

Hot Stove at 2:30 PM with Dan MacKenzie, CHL President, and Ron Robison, Commissioner of the Western Hockey League. Join MacKenzie and Robison as they discuss the 2023 Memorial Cup presented by Kia and what is to come for the CHL.

Watch Party at 4:00 – 6:30 PM to watch the Finals!

Kamloops Music Spotlight from 6:30 – 10:30 PM with Angie Heinze Band & Loops.

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