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The 1998 Memorial Cup (branded as the 1998 Chrysler Memorial Cup for sponsorship reasons) occurred May 9–17 at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington. It was the 80th annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Participating teams were the host Spokane Chiefs and the winners of the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League which were the Guelph Storm, Val-d'Or Foreurs and Portland Winter Hawks. The Winter Hawks won their second Memorial Cup defeating the Storm from a goal in overtime by Bobby Russell.[1]

1998 Memorial Cup
Spokane, Washington
Host teamSpokane Chiefs
ChampionsPortland Winter Hawks
DurationMay 9–17, 1998
Number of games8
Number of teams4
TelevisionTSN
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The tournament set a new Memorial Cup attendance record. However, that record was broken the following year in Ottawa.

Round-robin standingsEdit

  GP W L GF GA
Portland Winter Hawks (WHL) 3 3 0 17 8
Guelph Storm (OHL) 3 2 1 12 7
Spokane Chiefs (host) 3 1 2 8 11
Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL) 3 0 3 8 19

ScoresEdit

Round-robin

  • May 9 Spokane 5, Val-d'Or 4
  • May 10 Portland 6, Guelph 2
  • May 11 Guelph 3, Spokane 1
  • May 12 Portland 7, Val-d'Or 4
  • May 13 Guelph 7, Val-d'Or 0
  • May 14 Portland 4, Spokane 2

Semi-final

  • May 16 Guelph 2, Spokane 1 (OT)

Final

  • May 17 Portland 4, Guelph 3 (OT)

Winning rosterEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

  1. Andrej Podkonicky, POR, (6g 4a) 10p
  2. Marian Hossa, POR, (5g 4a) 9p
  3. Manny Malhotra, GUE, (1g 6a) 7p
  4. Bobby Russell, POR, (4g 2a) 6p
  5. Mike Hurley, POR, (0g 6a) 6p
  6. Jean-Pierre Dumont, VAL, (3g 2a) 5p
  7. Todd Robinson, POR, (1g 4a) 5p
  8. Greg Leeb, SPO, (3g 1a) 4p
  9. Jason Jackman, GUE, (2g 2a) 4p
  10. Kent McDonnell, GUE, (2g 2a) 4p
  11. Ryan Davis, GUE, (2g 2a) 4p
  12. Perry Johnson, SPO (1g 3a) 4p
  13. Marian Cisar, SPO (0g 4a) 4p
  14. Kevin Haupt,POR,(0g 4a) 4p

Goaltending leadersEdit

  1. Chris Madden, GUE, 2.21 GAA, .947 pct
  2. Brent Belecki, POR, 2.68 GAA, .916 pct
  3. David Haun, SPO, 2.93 GAA, .885 pct
  4. Roberto Luongo, VAL, 6.33 GAA, .857 pct

Award winnersEdit

All-star team

  • Goal: Chris Madden, Guelph
  • Defence: Brad Ference, Spokane; Francis Lessard, Val d'Or
  • Forward: Andrej Podkonicky, Portland; Manny Malholtra, Guelph; Marian Hossa, Portland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SLAM! 1998 Memorial Cup: Game 8: PORTLAND 4, GUELPH 3 (OT)". www.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2018-07-28.

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