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2015 Memorial Cup

The 2015 Memorial Cup (branded as the 2015 Mastercard Memorial Cup for sponsorship reasons) was a four-team, round-robin format tournament that began on 22 May and ended on 31 May, 2015. It was the 97th Memorial Cup championship and determined the champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). The tournament was hosted by the Quebec Remparts of Quebec City, Quebec, who won the right to host the tournament over a bid by the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.[1] They were joined by the WHL champion Kelowna Rockets, the OHL champion Oshawa Generals, and the QMJHL champion Rimouski Océanic.

2015 Memorial Cup
Quebec City, Quebec
21015 Memorial Cup logo.png
Host teamQuebec Remparts
VenueColisée Pepsi
ChampionsOshawa Generals
DurationMay 22–31, 2015
Number of teams4
Total attendance79,930
TelevisionSportsnet, TVA Sports
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Since the inclusion of the host team in the Memorial Cup format in 1983, the 2015 edition of the Memorial Cup is the only tournament in which all four of the participating teams had previously won the Memorial Cup. The Oshawa Generals won four in 1939, 1940, 1944 & 1990, the Quebec Remparts won two in 1971 & 2006, the Kelowna Rockets won in 2004, and the Rimouski Océanic won in 2000.

The tournament ended with the Oshawa Generals winning their fifth Memorial Cup with an overtime win over the Kelowna Rockets 2–1 in the championship game. This final game of the tournament was also the last competitive hockey game played in the Colisée Pepsi before the Remparts move to the Videotron Centre in September 2015.

Round-robin standingsEdit

 
Photo of the Memorial Cup trophy on display at the 2015 Memorial Cup tournament

   Indicates team advanced directly to the championship game

 *  Indicates team advanced to the semifinal game

Team GP W L PTS PCT GF GA + / – PIM
Oshawa Generals (OHL) 3 3 0 6 1.000 11 8 +3 25
Kelowna Rockets (WHL)* 3 1 2 2 0.333 11 9 +2 63
Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL) 3 1 2 2 0.333 10 11 -1 40
Quebec Remparts (QMJHL/Host)* 3 1 2 2 0.333 8 12 -4 48

Kelowna, Rimouski, and Quebec finished tied for second in points. Based on the rules for 2015, the tiebreaker was a two-step process. Results from the games against Oshawa were removed and the teams' remaining goals for, divided by the sum of their goals for plus goals against, were calculated. This resulted in Kelowna (10/[10+7]=0.59) advancing directly to the semi-final (and receiving home ice advantage). In the second step, Quebec defeated Rimouski in a sudden-death tiebreaker game to advance to the semi-final.[2]

Note: Quebec had finished behind Rimouski in the round robin when applying the new total-goal-index calculation, or the goal differential, or their round robin loss to Rimouski.

ScheduleEdit

All times local (UTC −5)[3]

Round robinEdit







Playoff RoundEdit

TiebreakerEdit


Semi-FinalEdit


FinalEdit


Statistical leadersEdit

SkatersEdit

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Leon Draisaitl Kelowna Rockets 5 4 3 7 12
Adam Erne Quebec Remparts 5 3 3 6 6
Michael Joly Rimouski Océanic 4 2 4 6 2
Tyson Baillie Kelowna Rockets 5 1 5 6 0
Madison Bowey Kelowna Rockets 5 1 5 6 10
Gage Quinney Kelowna Rockets 5 4 1 5 0
Tobias Lindberg Oshawa Generals 4 3 2 5 0
Nick Merkley Kelowna Rockets 5 3 2 5 14
Michael Dal Colle Oshawa Generals 4 2 3 5 0
Alexis Loiseau Rimouski Océanic 4 2 3 5 0

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 OTL SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Ken Appleby Oshawa Generals 4 4 0 0 97 9 2.08 .915 0 260
Jackson Whistle Kelowna Rockets 5 2 2 1 139 13 2.60 .906 0 300
Philippe Desrosiers Rimouski Océanic 4 1 2 0 109 11 3.23 .899 1 204
Zachary Fucale Quebec Remparts 5 2 2 1 180 23 4.75 .872 0 291

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: Ken Appleby, Oshawa Generals
Defence: Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets; Ryan Graves, Quebec Remparts
Forwards: Nick Merkley, Kelowna Rockets; Michael McCarron, Oshawa Generals; Michael Dal Colle, Oshawa Generals

RostersEdit

Road to the CupEdit

WHL PlayoffsEdit

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
            
E1 Brandon 4
C5 Edmonton 1
E1 Brandon 4
E2 Regina 1
E2 Regina 4
E3 Swift Current 0
E1 Brandon 4
Eastern
C1 Calgary 1
C1 Calgary 4
C4 Kootenay 3
C1 Calgary 4
C2 Medicine Hat 1
C2 Medicine Hat 4
C3 Red Deer 1
E1 Brandon 0
B1 Kelowna 4
B1 Kelowna 4
W2 Tri-City 0
B1 Kelowna 4
B2 Victoria 1
B2 Victoria 4
B3 Prince George 1
B1 Kelowna 4
Western
U2 Portland 2
U1 Everett 4
W1 Spokane 2
U1 Everett 1
U2 Portland 4
U2 Portland 4
U3 Seattle 2

OHL PlayoffsEdit

  Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals OHL Championship
                                     
1 Oshawa 4  
8 Peterborough 1  
  1 Oshawa 4  
 
  5 Niagara 1  
2 Barrie 4
7 Belleville 0  
  1 Oshawa 4  
Eastern Conference
  3 North Bay 2  
3 North Bay 4  
6 Kingston 0  
  2 Barrie 1
 
  3 North Bay 4  
4 Ottawa 2
5 Niagara 4  
  E1 Oshawa 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W2 Erie 1
1 Sault Ste. Marie 4  
8 Saginaw 0  
  1 Sault Ste. Marie 4
 
  4 Guelph 0  
2 Erie 4
7 Sarnia 1  
  1 Sault Ste. Marie 2
Western Conference
  2 Erie 4  
3 London 4  
6 Kitchener 2  
  2 Erie 4
 
  3 London 0  
4 Guelph 4
5 Owen Sound 1  

QMJHL PlayoffsEdit

  Round 1 Quarter-finals Semi-finals President's Cup Championship
                                         
1 Rimouski 4  
16 Victoriaville 0  
  1 Rimouski 4  
 
  14 Gatineau 1  
2 Moncton 4
15 Chicoutimi 1  
  1 Rimouski 4  
  6 Val-d'Or 0  
3 Blainville-Boisbriand 2  
14 Gatineau 4  
  2 Moncton 4
 
  12 Halifax 3  
4 Quebec 4
13 Cape Breton 3  
  1 Rimouski 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second rounds.)
  4 Quebec 3
5 Shawinigan 3  
12 Halifax 4  
  4 Quebec 4
 
  9 Charlottetown 0  
6 Val-d'Or 4
11 Rouyn-Noranda 2  
  2 Moncton 0
  4 Quebec 4  
7 Baie-Comeau 4  
10 Saint John 1  
  6 Val-d'Or 4
 
  7 Baie-Comeau 3  
8 Sherbrooke 2
9 Charlottetown 4  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Quebec Remparts selected to host 2015 Memorial Cup". TSN. 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
  2. ^ "MasterCard Memorial Cup Tie-Breaking Information". Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  3. ^ Schedule Archived 2013-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Quebec Remparts roster". Archived from the original on 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2015-02-12.
  5. ^ Rimouski Océanic roster[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Kelowna Rockets roster". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  7. ^ "Oshawa Generals roster". Archived from the original on 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2015-05-16.

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