Rousseau leads Quebec Remparts past Seattle Thunderbirds 5-0 for third Memorial Cup title2 minute read Updated: Yesterday at 10:19 PM CDT
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — William Rousseau made 32 saves in the first shutout of the tournament, lifting the Quebec Remparts over the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-0 on Sunday night for the team's third Memorial Cup title and first since 2006.
Tournament MVP James Malatesta, Vsevolod Komarov, Kassim Gaudet, Zachary Bolduc and Charles Savoie all scored for Quebec.
Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy will step aside on a winning note as coach of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champions, who reached the final after opening the tournament with consecutive wins over the host Kamloops Blazers and Seattle. It's Roy's second Memorial Cup title with the Remparts after also winning in 2006.
Quebec also won the championship in 1971, when Guy Lafleur scored nine goals in seven Memorial Cup games.
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U.S. beats Canada 6-1, nets World Para hockey gold2 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 11:52 PM CDT
MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Special teams played a difference on Sunday night as the United States scored two short-handed goals en route to a 6-1 victory over Canada in the World Para Hockey Championship gold-medal game.
Declan Farmer scored twice, while Josh Misiewicz, David Eustace, Jack Wallace and Kevin McKee (empty-netter) notched singles for the U.S., which led 2-0 after the first period and took a 4-0 lead into the third. It was the sixth world title for the powerful U.S. crew, and third in a row.
Tyler McGregor scored a third-period goal for Canada, which won its third straight silver medal at the worlds.
Canada, which went 0-for-6 on the power play, was outshot 23-9. The U.S. went 0-for-3 on the power-play.
Connor Bedard sweeps Canadian Hockey League awards1 minute read Preview Saturday, Jun. 3, 2023
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — Connor Bedard became the first player in Canadian Hockey League history to sweep the Player of the Year, Top Prospect and Top Scorer awards Saturday night at the Memorial Cup.
Expected to be selected first overall in the NHL draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, the 17-year-old Regina Pats star had 71 goals and 72 assists in 57 regular-season games in the Western Hockey League. He added 10 goals and 10 assists in a seven-game first-round playoff loss Saskatoon.
“It’s pretty exciting, for sure,” Bedard said. “There’s been a lot of cool names in the past that have won this award (player of the year). And for me, I think it’s a team celebration as well. There’s always a lot of people that you’re playing with that are helping you and I think that’s an exciting part about it.”
The draft is June 28-29 in Nashville, Tennessee. Bedard will be 18 on July 17.
Seattle Thunderbirds beat Peterborough 4-1 to reach Memorial Cup final2 minute read Preview Saturday, Jun. 3, 2023
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — Thomas Milic made 27 saves and the Seattle Thunderbirds became the fifth U.S. franchise to reach the Memorial Cup final, beating the Peterborough Petes 4-1 on Friday night in the semifinal game.
Western Hockey League champion Seattle will face Quebec on Sunday for the title, with Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy stepping aside as coach of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Remparts after the tournament.
U.S. franchises have won four titles, the Portland Winterhawks in 1983 and 1998 and the Spokane Chiefs in 1991 and 2008. The Detroit Junior Red Wings (1995), Portland (2013) and the Erie Otters (2017) lost in championship games.
Brad Lambert, Colton Dach, Kyle Crnkovic and Nico Myatovic scored for Seattle.
Peterborough rallies to beat Kamloops 5-4 in OT in Memorial Cup tiebreaker1 minute read Preview Thursday, Jun. 1, 2023
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — J.R. Avon scored at 10:54 of overtime and the Peterborough Petes beat the host Kamloops Blazers 5-4 in the Memorial Cup tiebreaker Thursday night to advance to face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the semifinal.
Avon took a drop pass from Owen Beck and beat goalie Dylan Ernst with a shot into the top of the net.
Ontario Hockey League champion Peterborough will face the Western Hockey League champion Thunderbirds on Friday night for a spot in the final Sunday against the Quebec Remparts.
Connor Lockhart, Brennan Othmann, Samuel Mayer and Brian Zanetti also scored for Peterborough and Michael Simpson made 43 saves. Down 4-1 early in the second period, the Petes tied it on Zanetti’s goal with 1:10 left in the period.
USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight voted IIHF’s first female player of the year3 minute read Preview Thursday, Jun. 1, 2023
Seattle Thunderbirds beat Kamloops Blazers 6-1 to reach Memorial Cup semifinal2 minute read Preview Wednesday, May. 31, 2023
Canada blanked 3-0 by U.S. in world para hockey3 minute read Preview Thursday, Jun. 1, 2023
MOOSE JAW, Sask. - The United States shut out Canada 3-0 in the world para hockey championship Wednesday to hand the host country its first loss of the tournament.
The U.S. capped the preliminary round 3-0, while Canada dropped to 2-1. Both countries have byes to Saturday's semifinals. The host Canadians will face either Italy or Czechia.
"As you go deeper in a tournament, you need to be better the next day," Canadian coach Russ Herrington said. "Although we’re a young team, we have enough experience in that room to understand that it will go up another level in semifinals.
"We’ve never experienced that at home and that will bring a certain level of pressure for sure, but I believe that our investment this year, especially on the mental performance side, will allow us to be able to handle that well and bring out a good performance against whoever we play on Saturday night.”
Petes beat Remparts 4-2 to avoid elimination in Memorial Cup1 minute read Preview Tuesday, May. 30, 2023
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — Michael Simpson stopped 26 shots, Tucker Robertson, J.R. Avon, Avery Hayes and Connor Lockhart scored and the Peterborough Petes avoided elimination in the Memorial Cup, beating the Quebec Remparts 4-2 on Tuesday night.
The Ontario Hockey League champion Petes (1-2) will play Thursday night against the loser of the game Wednesday night between the Western Hockey League champion Seattle Thunderbirds (1-1) and host Kamloops Blazers (1-1).
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Remparts (2-1), with Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy stepping aside as coach after the tournament, were already guaranteed a berth Sunday in the championship game.
James Malatesta and Nathan Gaucher scored for Quebec.
Canada edges Czechia at para hockey championship2 minute read Preview Tuesday, May. 30, 2023
MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Canada will put its unbeaten record to the test on Wednesday night when it faces the powerhouse United States squad in the World Para Hockey Championship at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.
Canada improved to 2-0 in the eight-team tournament on Tuesday by edging Czechia 2-1 on goals from captain Tyler McGregor and Adam Dixon, who started the night three points shy of the 250-point milestone in international play.
Goaltender Dominic Larocque made nine saves for Canada.
Radek Zelinka scored a second-period power-play goal for Czechia, which slipped to 1-1 in the Group A pool that includes the U.S. (2-0), Canada (2-0) and Korea (0-3).
Canada crushes Korea in world para hockey opener2 minute read Preview Monday, May. 29, 2023
MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Dominic Cozzolino had five goals and eight points, while James Dunn added three goals as Canada opened the World Para Hockey Championship on Monday night by crushing Korea 15-1 at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.
Captain Tyler McGregor chipped in with two goals and three assists for Canada, while singles were added by Auren Halbert, Jacob Leblanc, Zach Lavin, Adam Dixon and Vincent Boily.
The Canadians led 7-0 after the first period and 11-0 heading into the third. Canada outshot Korea 42-6.
Canada, which plays in Group A with Czechia, the United States and Korea, will face Czechia on Tuesday. Teams in Group B are Germany, China, Italy and Norway. The medal games are scheduled for Sunday.