Memorial Cup 2011 Jersey debut!
The opening game commemorative jerseys were designed in conjunction with the CHL, and the Mississauga St. Michaels Majors in honour of the memory of Canadian soldier Marc Diab, a Mississauga native. Diab fought and died in Afghanistan for his country, and the soldier depicted on the jersey comes from an image of Marc. The stylized Maple Leaf is derived from the Toronto Scottish Regiment logo which was an armed forces unit based out of Mississauga that fought in World War I.
The Memorial Cup was donated in 1919 by the Ontario Hockey Association as a memorial to those young men and women who had been given their lives in the defence of Canada during World War I.