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Oil Kings Win Memorial Cup

Sunday, 05.25.2014 / 7:20 PM CT / News Articles
By Brendan Zwambag
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Oil Kings Win Memorial Cup
The Edmonton Oil Kings captured the 2014 Memorial Cup Championship with a stunning 6-3 win over the OHL Champs.

It wasn't the ending that the Guelph Storm were looking for.

The Edmonton Oil Kings captured the 2014 Memorial Cup Championship with a stunning 6-3 win over the OHL Champs.

Edmonton used a strong second period to erase a one-goal deficit and then build their own two-goal lead en route to the cities third Major Junior title.

Mitchell Moroz picked the top corner at 14:19 of the second period and the power forwards second of the tournament stood up as the game winner.

It was the third time that Edmonton found the top portion of the net in the period after Tyler Robertson turned and fired glove side on a scrambled draw and Edgars Kulda squeaked a shot through Justin Nichols blocking arm on the powerplay.

Moroz' goal put Guelph in an unfamiliar position: down by two goals in the Mastercard Memorial Cup.

But the Storm came out with new life to start the third period and applied relentless pressure.

Zack Mitchell brought some hope back to the Royal City when he pulled Guelph within one just 3:23 into the third period.

It was Kerby Rychel and Robby Fabbri with the assists but the goal would not have happened without a great play by captain Matt Finn earlier in the shift. With Edmonton netminder Tristan Jarry playing without a stick, Finn kept the the puck in at the offensive blueline and the biscuit eventually found its way onto Rychel's stick in the corner. Rychel skated behind the Oil Kings net and made Jarry think that he was going to try a wrap-around, but instead passed back to Mitchell for a quick shot inside the short-side post.

Desperate for another, the Storm kept coming but Edmonton was able to capitalize on a pinch that led to an odd-man rush just a minute and a half later.

Henrik Samuelsson dropped the puck for Kulda as they entered the Storm zone with only one defender back. Samuelsson then headed for the net and beat a sprawling Nichols up high on Kulda's cross-ice feed.

The Oil Kings settled down after that and their defensive systems stymied the Storm the rest of the way.

Samuelsson capped a five-point night with an empty netter, while his linemates - Kulda and Moroz - combined for five points.

Guelph had the lead after one on goals by Fabbri and Stephen Pierog.

Fabbri opened the scoring just a minute in when he finished off a tic-tac-toe passing play with Mitchell and Rychel.

Defenceman Cody Corbett evened the score midway through the period for Edmonton on the powerplay but Pierog gobbled up a juicy rebound and made it 2-1 Storm with less than three-and-a-half to go.

The Guelph native crashed the net and picked up Jarry's toe save on Pius Suter for his first of the torunament. Zac Leslie got the secondary assist.

Nichols was the busier of the two goaltenders in this one, facing 20, 15 and nine shots for a total of 39 saves.

Jarry made 32 stops on 35 Storm attempts.

Guelph finishs the 2013/2014 OHL season with a record of 71-17-2-2 and the Hamilton Spectator, Wayne Gretzky and J. Ross Robertson trophies.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
2 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
3 NSH 74 45 21 8 211 178 98
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 73 43 26 4 211 195 90
7 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
8 WPG 74 38 24 12 207 195 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 73 35 30 8 201 206 78
12 COL 73 33 28 12 196 205 78
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 74 24 34 10 58
B. Wheeler 72 23 34 24 57
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 74 13 31 10 44
D. Byfuglien 65 15 27 6 42
M. Frolik 74 17 22 3 39
D. Stafford 68 16 23 -14 39
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 64 14 14 -20 28
T. Myers 64 7 17 -10 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 18 14 7 .917 2.36
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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