1997 Memorial Cup

The 1997 Memorial Cup occurred May 10–18 at the Robert Guertin Centre in Hull, Quebec. It was the 79th annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Participating teams were the host Hull Olympiques, who were also the champions of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as the QMJHL runner-up Chicoutimi Saguenéens, and the winners of the Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League, which were the Oshawa Generals and the Lethbridge Hurricanes respectively. The round-robin portion of the tournament also featured one of the greatest games in Memorial Cup history, in which Lethbridge trailed Hull 6-1 to start the third period of their game and stormed back to win 7-6 in overtime. The Olympiques won their first Memorial Cup, over Lethbridge.[1]

1997 Chrysler Memorial Cup
Hull, Quebec
Host teamHull Olympiques
ChampionsHull Olympiques
DurationMay 10–18, 1997
Number of games8
Number of teams4
TelevisionTSN
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Round-robin standingsEdit

  GP W L GF GA
Hull Olympiques (QMJHL and host) 3 2 1 22 12
Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) 3 2 1 12 10
Oshawa Generals (OHL) 3 2 1 7 12
Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL rep.) 3 0 3 10 17

ScoresEdit

Round-robin

  • May 10 Oshawa 5, Chicoutimi 3
  • May 11 Lethbridge 4, Chicoutimi 2
  • May 11 Hull 8, Oshawa 0
  • May 13 Lethbridge 7, Hull 6 OT
  • May 14 Oshawa 2, Lethbridge 1
  • May 15 Hull 8, Chicoutimi 5

Semi-final

  • May 17 Lethbridge 5, Oshawa 4 OT

Final

  • May 18 Hull 5, Lethbridge 1

Winning rosterEdit

1996-97 Hull Olympiques[2]

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centres

[3]

Scoring leadersEdit

  1. Christian Dube, Hull 6-7-13
  2. Donald MacLean, Hull 2-6-8
  3. Pavel Rosa, Hull 3-4-7
  4. Martin Menard, Hull 5-1-6
  5. Frederic Bouchard, Chic 2-4-6
  6. David Gosselin, Chic 3-2-5
  7. Denis Hamel, Chic 2-3-5
  8. Mike Josephson, Leth 2-3-5
  9. Marc Savard, Osh 0-5-5
  10. Jonathan Delisle, Hull 0-5-5
  11. Byron Ritchie, Leth 2-2-4

Goaltending leadersEdit

Statistics to be added

Award winnersEdit

All-star team

  • Goal: Christian Bronsard, Hull
  • Defence: Chris Phillips, Lethbridge; Jan Snopek, Oshawa
  • Forward: Christian Dube, Hull; Martin Menard, Hull; Byron Ritchie, Lethbridge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MasterCard Memorial Cup Flashback: 1997 – Mastercard Memorial Cup". mastercardmemorialcup.ca. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  2. ^ MemorialCup.ca - Winning Rosters
  3. ^ https://theqmjhl.ca/roster/12/150

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