The Memorial Cup News

By League Press Release


There are still 12 teams alive in the hunt for a spot at the 2002 MasterCard
Memorial Cup as the CHL playoffs continue this week.

Three teams – the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (6) and the Windsor Spitfires
of the Ontario Hockey League and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, all trail their respective best-of-seven
conference final series 3-0. Toronto and Cape Breton play Wednesday night,
while Windsor is at home Thursday night trying to stay alive in the

The three CHL league champions join the host Guelph Storm at the 2002
MasterCard Memorial Cup, May 18-26 at the Guelph Centre for Sports and

Complete league playoff wrap-ups are listed below, along with full


You can now find information on this year’s MasterCard Memorial Cup
tournament at the special MasterCard Memorial Cup section at

The section, which will continue to grow throughout the tournament, features
news and information on all the latest MasterCard Memorial Cup news, stories
on the City of Guelph, records and statistics on the tournament, a calendar
of events going on in and around the MasterCard Memorial Cup and more
features to be added in the coming weeks.

You can also access the 2002 MasterCard Memorial Cup site via,
the official website of the Canadian Hockey League, by clicking on the
MasterCard Memorial Cup icon on the home page.

The tournament takes place May 18-26, 2002 in Guelph, Ontario, with all
games at the state-of-the-art Guelph Sports and Entertainment Centre. All
round-robin games will be broadcast live on Rogers Sportsnet, with the
semi-final and final games live on both the CTV Television Network and on
The Team Sports Radio Network.

The 2002 MasterCard Memorial Cup section will be updated weekly until May
17, then daily throughout the tournament, so check in often for the latest
news on the 84th Memorial Cup.


There are two playoff games in the WHL Tuesday night. Kootenay travels to
Kelowna leading that series 2-1 while Red Deer (1) is at Brandon (7) with
Brandon leading that series 2-1.

Tuesday night in the WHL, Brandon needed triple overtime to edge Red Deer
5-4, taking a 2-1 lead in that series. Kelowna defeated Kootenay 5-1 and now
trails that series 2-1.

At Brandon, Jiri Jakes scored the game-winning goal at 1:32 of the third
overtime period to give the Wheat Kings the series lead. Adrian Foster and
Colin McRae both had one goal and one assist for the winners, while Mikhail
Yakubov had one goal and one assist for the losers.

At Kelowna, Cam Paddock scored two goals and added one assist to lead the
Rockets to their win. Tomas Oravec had one goal and two assists, while Chuck
Kobasew added one goal and one assist. Shane Bendera made 22 saves in goal
for Kelowna.

Listed below are the complete second round and first round results for the
WHL, along with the third round results to date.



(1) Red Deer Rebels vs. (7) Brandon Wheat Kings

(Brandon leads best-of-seven series 2-1)

Fri., April 19 – Brandon 2, Red Deer 1 (OT)
Sat., April 20 – Red Deer 4, Brandon 2
Tues., April 23 – Brandon 5, Red Deer 4 (3OT)
Wed., April 24 at Brandon 7:00
Fri., April 26 at Red Deer 7:30
Sun., April 28 at Brandon 6:00*
Tues., April 30 at Red Deer 7:00*


Kootenay Ice vs. Kelowna Rockets

(Kootenay leads best-of-seven series 2-1)

Fri., April 19 – Kootenay 3, Kelowna 2
Sat., April 20 – Kootenay 5, Kelowna 4
Tues., April 23 – Kelowna 5, Kootenay 1
Wed., April 24 Kelowna 7:00
Fri., April 26 at Kootenay 7:00
Sun., April 28 at Kelowna 5:00*
Tues., April 30 at Kootenay 7:00*

* – If Necessary
All times local


There is one playoff game in the Ontario Hockey League Tuesday night. The
Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (6) travel to Barrie to meet the Colts in Game
Four of their series, with the Colts leading the series 3-0.

Tuesday night in the OHL playoffs, the Erie Otters (8) defeated the Windsor
Spitfires 3-2 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in that series, with Game Four
Thursday night in Windsor.

At Erie, Brad Boyes scored with 25 seconds remaining in regulation time to
give the Otters a 3-2 win a 3-0 series lead. Boyes had two goals on the
night, while Jeff Doyle had the other Erie goal. Paul Giallonardo had two
assists for the Spitfires, while T.J. Aceti made 27 saves in goal for the

The OHL semi-final playoff schedule and results to date are listed below.
Also below is the entire OHL second round schedule and results along with
complete first round results.



(6) Toronto St. Michael’s Majors vs. Barrie Colts

(Barrie leads best-of-seven series 3-0)

Fri., April 19 – Barrie 4, Toronto 3
Sun., April 21 – Barrie 6, Toronto 2
Mon., April 22 – Barrie 3, Toronto 2 (OT)
Wed., April 24 at Barrie 7:30
Thur. , April 25 at Toronto 7:00*
Sat., April 27 at Barrie 6:00*
Sun., April 28 at Toronto 7:00*


(8) Erie Otters vs. Windsor Spitfires

(Erie leads best-of-seven series 3-0)

Fri., April 19 – Erie 2, Windsor 1 (OT)
Sun., April 21 – Erie 7, Windsor 4
Tues., April 23 – Erie 3, Windsor 2
Thurs., April 25 at Windsor, 7:30
Sat., April 27 at Erie, 7:30*
Sun., April 28 at Windsor, 6:00*
Tues., April 30 at Erie, 7:30*

* – If Necessary
All times local

Conference standings position in brackets


There is one game in the QMJHL playoffs Wednesday as the Acadie-Bathurst
Titan (2) travel to Cape Breton to meet the Screaming Eagles, with the Titan
holding a 3-0 series lead.

Tuesday night in the QMJHL playoffs, the Titan beat Cape Breton 4-1 to take
that 3-0 series lead while Shawinigan defeated Victoriaville 3-2 in double
overtime to tie that series 2-2.

At Cape Breton, Antoine Bergeron had one goal and two assists to lead the
Titan to its win. Janis Sprukts added one goal and one assist, while Adam
Russo made 25 saves in goal before 4,807 fans.

At Victoriaville, David Leroux scored in the second overtime period to tie
the series at 2-2. Olivier Michaud made 46 saves in goal for the winners.

For full QMJHL statistics, check the official QMJHL web site. Here are the
QMJHL schedules.


Victoriaville vs. (5) Shawinigan

(Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

Fri., April 19 – Victoriaville 4, Shawinigan 3
Sat., April 20 – Shawinigan 2, Victoriaville 1
Mon., April 22 – Victoriaville 3, Shawinigan 2
Tues., April 23 – Shawinigan 3, Victoriaville 2 (2OT)
Fri., April 26 at Shawinigan, 20h00
Sun., April 28 at Victoriaville, 16h00
Tues., April 30 at Shawinigan, 19h00*

Cape Breton vs. (2) Acadie-Bathurst

(Acadie-Bathurst leads best-of-seven series 3-0)

Fri., April 19 – Acadie-Bathurst 3, Cape Breton 2
Sat., April 20 – Acadie-Bathurst 5, Cape Breton 1
Tues., April 23 – Acadie-Bathurst 4, Cape Breton 1
Wed., April 24 at Cape Breton, 19h30
Fri., April 26 at Acadie-Bathurst, 20h00*
Sun., April 28 at Cape Breton, 19h30*
Tues., April 30 at Acadie-Bathurst, 19h30*

* = si nécessaire / if necessary