2012 Memorial Cup

The 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup was a four-team, round-robin format ice hockey tournament played from May 18–27, 2012 at the Centre Bionest in Shawinigan, Quebec. It was the 94th Memorial Cup championship and determined the champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). The tournament featured the London Knights, champions of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL); the Saint John Sea Dogs, champions of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL); the Edmonton Oil Kings, champions of the Western Hockey League (WHL); and the Shawinigan Cataractes, who won the right to host the tournament over bids by the Saint John Sea Dogs, Halifax Mooseheads and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.[1]

2012 Mastercard Memorial Cup
Shawinigan, Quebec
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Host teamShawinigan Cataractes
VenueCentre Bionest
ChampionsShawinigan Cataractes
DurationMay 18–27, 2012
Number of games9
Number of teams4
Total attendance40,373
TelevisionSportsnet, TVA Sports
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On May 27, the Shawinigan Cataractes defeated the London Knights 2–1 in overtime to win the Memorial Cup for the first time ever in franchise history, becoming just the second team after the 2009 Windsor Spitfires to win the Memorial Cup after playing in the tiebreaker game; the first host to win the Memorial Cup at home since the Vancouver Giants in 2007; and the first QMJHL host to win the Memorial Cup since the Hull Olympiques in 1997. The Cataractes win also gave the QMJHL back-to-back Memorial Cups for the first time since the Granby Prédateurs in 1996 and the Hull Olympiques in 1997.

Round-robin standingsEdit

   Indicates team advanced directly to the championship game

 *  Indicates team advanced to the semifinal game

Team GP W L GF GA
London Knights (OHL) 3 2 1 11 10
Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)* 3 2 1 12 8
Shawinigan Cataractes (Host/QMJHL)* 3 1 2 10 10
Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) 3 1 2 7 12

For the first time since the current tournament format was established in 1983, the teams each split their first two games. At the conclusion of the round-robin, the tiebreaker between the first and second team as well as between the third and fourth placed team were decided by head-to-head records.

Note: Shawinigan finished fourth based on head-to-head round-robin matchups but defeated Edmonton in the tiebreaker game.

ScheduleEdit

All times local (UTC −4)

Round robinEdit

May 18 Edmonton Oil Kings 4–3 Shawinigan Cataractes Centre Bionest, Shawinigan Recap
Laurent Brossoit 30 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Alex Dubeau 20 saves / 24 shots


May 19 Saint John Sea Dogs 3–5 London Knights Centre Bionest, Shawinigan Recap
Mathieu Corbeil 19 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Michael Houser 22 saves / 25 shots


May 20 Shawinigan Cataractes 6–2 London Knights Centre Bionest, Shawinigan Recap
Gabriel Girard 24 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Michael Houser 27 saves / 32 shots


May 21 Saint John Sea Dogs 5–2 Edmonton Oil Kings Centre Bionest, Shawinigan Recap
Mathieu Corbeil 25 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Laurent Brossoit 29 saves / 33 shots


May 22 London Knights 4–1 Edmonton Oil Kings Centre Bionest, Shawinigan Recap
Michael Houser 20 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Laurent Brossoit 24 saves / 27 shots


May 23 Shawinigan Cataractes 1–4 Saint John Sea Dogs Centre Bionest, Shawinigan Recap
Gabriel Girard 34 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Mathieu Corbeil 30 saves / 31 shots


Playoff roundEdit

Tiebreaker
May 24 Shawinigan Cataractes 6–1 Edmonton Oil Kings Centre Bionest, Shawinigan Recap
Gabriel Girard 29 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Laurent Brossoit 25 saves / 31 shots


Semi-final
May 25 Shawinigan Cataractes 7–4 Saint John Sea Dogs Centre Bionest, Shawinigan Recap
Gabriel Girard 24 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Mathieu Corbeil 30 saves / 36 shots


Final
May 27 Shawinigan Cataractes 2–1 OT London Knights Centre Bionest, Shawinigan Recap
Gabriel Girard 35 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Michael Houser 35 saves / 37 shots


Statistical leadersEdit

SkatersEdit

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Michael Chaput Shawinigan Cataractes 6 5 7 12 4
Anton Zlobin Shawinigan Cataractes 6 5 4 9 0
Brandon Gormley Shawinigan Cataractes 6 3 6 9 6
Jonathan Huberdeau Saint John Sea Dogs 4 5 2 7 10
Michael Bournival Shawinigan Cataractes 6 3 4 7 8
Henrik Samuelsson Edmonton Oil Kings 4 2 3 5 8
Austin Watson London Knights 4 2 3 5 0
Morgan Ellis Shawinigan Cataractes 6 1 4 5 6
Kirill Kabanov Shawinigan Cataractes 6 1 4 5 0
Zack Phillips Saint John Sea Dogs 4 3 1 4 4

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

GoaltendingEdit

This is a combined table of the top goaltenders based on goals against average and save percentage with at least sixty minutes played. The table is sorted by GAA.

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Gabriel Girard Shawinigan Cataractes 5 4 1 157 11 2.08 .930 0 317:36
Michael Houser London Knights 4 2 2 115 11 2.58 .904 0 256:07
Mathieu Corbeil Saint John Sea Dogs 4 2 2 118 14 3.51 .881 0 239:07
Laurent Brossoit Edmonton Oil Kings 4 1 3 124 16 4.04 .871 0 237:29

GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; SO = Shutouts; TOI = Time on ice (minutes:seconds)

AwardsEdit

Goaltender: Michael Houser (London Knights)
Defence: Jarred Tinordi (London Knights), Brandon Gormley (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Forwards: Henrik Samuelsson (Edmonton Oil Kings), Austin Watson (London Knights), Michael Chaput (Shawinigan Cataractes)

RostersEdit

References:[2][3][4][5]

Road to the CupEdit

OHL playoffsEdit

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals OHL Championship
            
1 Niagara IceDogs 4
8 Oshawa Generals 2
1 Niagara IceDogs 4
4 Brampton Battalion 0
4 Brampton Battalion 4
5 Sudbury Wolves 0
1 Niagara IceDogs 4
Eastern Conference
2 Ottawa 67's 1
2 Ottawa 67's 4
7 Belleville Bulls 2
2 Ottawa 67's 4
3 Barrie Colts 3
3 Barrie Colts 4
6 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 2
E1 Niagara IceDogs 1
W1 London Knights 4
1 London Knights 4
8 Windsor Spitfires 0
1 London Knights 4
5 Saginaw Spirit 2
4 Sarnia Sting 2
5 Saginaw Spirit 4
1 London Knights 4
Western Conference
3 Kitchener Rangers 0
2 Plymouth Whalers 4
7 Guelph Storm 2
2 Plymouth Whalers 3
3 Kitchener Rangers 4
3 Kitchener Rangers 4
6 Owen Sound Attack 1

QMJHL playoffsEdit

Round 1 Quarter-finals Semi-finals President's Cup Championship
            
1 Saint John Sea Dogs 4
16 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 0
1 Saint John Sea Dogs 4
13 Baie-Comeau Drakkar 0
4 Victoriaville Tigres 0
13 Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4
1 Saint John Sea Dogs 4
8 Chicoutimi Saguenéens 1
2 Shawinigan Cataractes 4
15 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 0
2 Shawinigan Cataractes 3
8 Chicoutimi Saguenéens 4
8 Chicoutimi Saguenéens 4
9 Acadie–Bathurst Titan 2
1 Saint John Sea Dogs 4
7 Rimouski Océanic 0
3 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4
14 Gatineau Olympiques 0
3 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3
7 Rimouski Océanic 4
7 Rimouski Océanic 4
10 Val-d'Or Foreurs 0
7 Rimouski Océanic 4
6 Halifax Mooseheads 2
5 Quebec Remparts 4
12 Drummondville Voltigeurs 0
5 Quebec Remparts 3
6 Halifax Mooseheads 4
6 Halifax Mooseheads 4
11 Moncton Wildcats 0

WHL playoffsEdit

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
            
1 Edmonton Oil Kings 4
8 Kootenay Ice 0
1 Edmonton Oil Kings 4
6 Brandon Wheat Kings 0
3 Calgary Hitmen 1
6 Brandon Wheat Kings 4
1 Edmonton Oil Kings 4
Eastern Conference
2 Moose Jaw Warriors 1
2 Moose Jaw Warriors 4
7 Regina Pats 1
2 Moose Jaw Warriors 4
4 Medicine Hat Tigers 0
4 Medicine Hat Tigers 4
5 Saskatoon Blades 0
E1 Edmonton Oil Kings 4
W3 Portland Winterhawks 3
1 Tri-City Americans 4
8 Everett Silvertips 0
1 Tri-City Americans 4
5 Spokane Chiefs 3
4 Vancouver Giants 2
5 Spokane Chiefs 4
1 Tri-City Americans 0
Western Conference
3 Portland Winterhawks 4
2 Kamloops Blazers 4
7 Victoria Royals 0
2 Kamloops Blazers 3
3 Portland Winterhawks 4
3 Portland Winterhawks 4
6 Kelowna Rockets 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saint John loses Memorial Cup bid to Shawinigan". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. April 7, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "Shawinigan Cataractes 2012 Playoffs Roster". Archived from the original on April 18, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "Saint John Sea Dogs roster". Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "London Knights". Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  5. ^ "Edmonton Oil Kings". Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012.

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