Chase For the Memorial Cup: CBJ Prospects Pineault, Dupuis Finish Second
Brule wins the Ed Chynoweth Trophy, awarded to the Tournament's Leading Scorer
The quest for the Memorial Cup came to a close over the weekend with the Quebec Remparts defeating the host Moncton Wildcats 6-2 in front of 7,160 fans on Sunday night.
Alexander Radulov led Quebec with 2-3-5 in the championship game, a night after he was named the CHL Player of the Year.
Blue Jackets' prospect Philippe Dupuis assisted on both Moncton goals and finished with an even plus-minus rating, while teammate and CBJ prospect Adam Pineault finished the championship game with a plus-1 rating.
Gilbert Brule, the Blue Jackets' 2005 first round pick, finished as the tournament's scoring leader with 6-6-12 with 18 PIM in five games for the Vancouver Giants.
Brule faced off against Dupuis, Pineault and the Wildcats in the semifinals on Friday with Moncton netting a 3-1 victory. Brule scored the lone goal for the Giants to knot the score at 1-1, but Moncton proved to be too much. Dupuis and Pinneault both added 0-1-1 and were plus-1 in the win.
Dupuis finished third in tournament scoring with 2-5-7 and 4 PIM in five games, while Pineault added 1-2-3 and 4 PIM in five games. Blue Jackets prospect Trevor Hendrikx tied for the team lead in points with 0-3-3 and 8 PIM in four games for the Peterborough Petes.
Below is a complete list of awards from the Memorial Cup:
STAFFORD SMYTHE MEMORIAL TROPHY (Most Valuable Player):
Alexander Radulov (Québec)
ED CHYNOWETH TROPHY (Leading Scorer):
Gilbert Brule (Vancouver)– 6-6-12
HAP EMMS MEMORIAL TROPHY (Outstanding Goaltender):
Cédrick Desjardins (Québec)
GEORGE PARSONS TROPHY(Sportsmanship):
Jérôme Samson (Moncton)
ALL-STAR TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT
Cédrick Desjardins (Quebec)
Paul Albers (Vancouver)
Michal Sersen (Quebec
Alexander Radulov (Quebec
Gilbert Brule (Vancouver)
Adam Pineault (Moncton)
The Round Robin Tournament Schedule/Results:
Friday, May 19: Peterborough 3, Quebec 2
Saturday, May 20: Moncton 3, Vancouver 2
Sunday, May 21: Quebec 6, Vancouver 3
Monday, May 22: Moncton 4, Peterborough 2
Tuesday, May 23: Vancouver 3, Peterborough 2
Wednesday, May 24: Quebec 4, Moncton 3
Thursday, May 25: Vancouver 6, Peterborough 0
Friday, May 26: Moncton 3, Vancouver 1
Sunday, May 28: Quebec 6, Moncton 2