Hamilton Bulldogs defeat Shawinigan Cataractes by overtime to win the Memorial Cup title game

Hamilton Bulldogs defeat Shawinigan Cataractes by overtime to win the Memorial Cup title game

SAINT JOHN NEW BRUNSWICK — Jan Mysak scored 10 minutes into overtime and the Hamilton Bulldogs beat Shawinigan Cataractes 4-3. Monday night marked the final of the Memorial Cup.

The Bulldogs win in the semifinal round propels them to the championship match against the host Saint John Sea Dogs.

Logan Morrison, Mason McTavish, and Artem Grushnikov scored in regulation for Bulldogs who went 16-3 during the playoffs to win the Ontario Hockey League crown.

Mavrik Bourque and Olivier Nadeau scored in regulation for the Cataractes. They set a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Record with seven overtime wins on their way to the President Cup title. This was their first title in 53 years of franchise existence.

Hamilton goalkeeper Marco Costantini was responsible for 33 saves. Antoine Coulombe stopped 39 out of 43 Shawinigan shots.

The Cataractes used power-play goals to win seven of seven chances against the Bulldogs in the preliminary round.

Hamilton made major changes to the rematch. He allowed Shawinigan one power-play opportunity, and Shawinigan was outshot 38-30 in regulation.

Shawinigan, 2012 Memorial Cup champions finished second in preliminary round. They won over Edmonton and Hamilton, before falling to Saint John with a 5-3 decision.

Hamilton was unable to win the first round, losing to Shawinigan and Saint John. However, Hamilton won its final preliminary round match 4-2 against Edmonton to secure its semifinal berth.

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