The Canadian Hockey League season has reached the point where the winners of the three different regional divisions (the Ontario, Quebec and Western divisions), plus the host team, compete against each other for the Memorial Cup.
Although this season’s Memorial Cup has started, and is currently at the round robin stage, there is still plenty of time for those interested in ice hockey and sports betting to put down bets on the possible winners of the tournament – but which sides are rated the favourites by the bookies?
The favourites going into the tournament were the Halifax Mooseheads – winners of the Quebec League – and the Portland Winterhawks, who were Western division champions. The Mooseheads in particular showed formidable form in winning the Quebec League, scoring 5.1 goals per game on average, while conceding just 176 goals in the league. They are very strong both in attack and defence, but should be pushed pretty strong by the Winterhawks, who are particularly strong in defence.
The rank outside bet is the Saskatoon Blades, who only qualified for the tournament as the host team, and frankly, you would be better playing online casino games than even considering betting on them for the Memorial Cup.
Indeed more sports and gambling fans than ever before are playing at these sites, presumably attracted by the development of sports themed casino games – including ice hockey slots games like Break Away found in http://www.casinoonline.co.nz.
The best of these games capture the feel of watching and playing these sports through audio and visual effects, but without sacrificing the payouts, jackpots and cheap game play that have always made slots so popular with casino fans. Furthermore with mobile casino games apps that can be downloaded to your phone, you can even play them during breaks in the hockey games, rather than just when you have access to a computer.