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Bulldog and Cataract confront Bath in the Memorial Cup final on the line

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The Canadian Press

Canadian Press

Kevin Barrett

ST. Johns, N.L. — The special team believes Hamilton Bulldog and Shawinigan Cataract will play an important role in the Memorial Cup semi-finals on Monday night.

In last Thursday's qualifying round, Catalactes defeated the Bulldogs 3-2, scoring three power play goals. This includes the winner of Olivienado.

Shawinigan had seven chances overall, compared to Hamilton's 4 to 1. "They had great power play and it ate us a bit and we need to make some adjustments there.

" Looking back at the game, it's actually May have gone in either direction. Both teams played very well. "

Cataractes captain Mavrik Bourque scored once and won with two assists. However, the rematch at the TD station on Monday will focus on the task at hand.

"We're going to be in the semi-finals in the biggest junior tournament, so I don't think we can ask for more opportunities," he said.

Host St. John Seadog is waiting for the winner on Wednesday night.

St. John went directly to the final, setting the top record among the four teams in the qualifying round. The Sea Dogs defeated Hamilton and Shawinigan and lost to Edmonton in overtime.

Meanwhile, Hamilton started the Ontario Hockey League playoffs with 12 consecutive victories and won the OHL title in the finals of seven games at Windsor Spitfire.

However, they lost a series of games to open the Memorial Cup before winning the Oil Kings 4-2 last Friday. The bulldog had to win the regulation to win the semi-final berth.

Goalkeeper Marco Costantini's 40-save performance helped them move forward.

"They like to make a lot of attacks, play fast and blow the zone, so if you have a chance to score, stay on the D side and invest capital," said Shawinigan coach Daniel. Told. Nado. "They are a great team and will be a great game."

Logan Morrison leads the bulldog with 6 points (all assists), and Mason McTavish and Ryan Winterton each score 3 goals in the tournament. I decided.

Bourque and Xavier Bourgault each increased the pace of Shawinigan's attack by 6 points.

"We have to keep an eye on where they are on the ice," said Bulldog defense Gavin Whyte. "They seem to find each other pretty well through the seams. As long as we look at them, I think we can shut them down."

Nadeau , Scored three goals for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Champion, including two game winners.

This report by Canadian Press was first published on June 26, 2022.