1997 Memorial Cup

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1997 Mastercard Memorial Cup
Hull, Quebec
Host team Hull Olympiques
Champions Hull Olympiques
Duration May 10–18, 1997
Number of games 8
Number of teams 4
Television TSN
Memorial Cup Tournaments
 1996
1998 

The 1997 Memorial Cup occurred May 10–18 at the Robert Guertin Centre in Hull, Quebec. It was the 79th annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Participating teams were the host Hull Olympiques, who were also the champions of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as the QMJHL runner-up Chicoutimi Saguenéens, and the winners of the Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League, which were the Oshawa Generals and the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The round-robin portion of the tournament also featured one of the greatest games in Memorial Cup history, in which Lethbridge trailed Hull 6-1 to start the third period of their game and stormed back to win 7-6 in overtime. The Olympiques won their first Memorial Cup, over Lethbridge.

Round-robin standings[edit]

  GP W L GF GA
Hull Olympiques (QMJHL and host) 3 2 1 22 12
Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) 3 2 1 12 8
Oshawa Generals (OHL) 3 2 1 7 12
Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL rep.) 3 0 3 10 17

Scores[edit]

Round-robin

  • May 10 Oshawa 5, Chicoutimi 3
  • May 11 Lethbridge 4, Chicoutimi 2
  • May 11 Hull 8, Oshawa 0
  • May 13 Lethbridge 7, Hull 6 OT
  • May 14 Oshawa 2, Lethbridge 1
  • May 15 Hull 8, Chicoutimi 5

Semi-final

  • May 17 Lethbridge 5, Oshawa 4 OT

Final

  • May 18 Hull 5, Lethbridge 1

Winning roster[edit]

Alexandre Audet, Francis Belanger, Martin Biron, Keven Brochu, Christian Bronsard, Alexandre Couture, Jonathan Delisle, Matthieu Descoteaux, Christian Dube, Martin Ethier, Eric Hunter, Martin Johnston, Mario Larocque, Ryan Lauzon, Steven Low, Donald MacLean, Martin Menard, Eric Naud, Francis Nault, Pavel Rosa, Jaret Sledz, Colin White, Peter Worrell. Coach: Claude Julien

Scoring leaders[edit]

  1. Christian Dube, Hull 6-4-10
  2. Donald MacLean, Hull 2-6-8
  3. Pavel Rosa, Hull 3-4-7
  4. Martin Menard, Hull 5-1-6
  5. Frederic Bouchard, Chic 2-4-6
  6. David Gosselin, Chic 3-2-5
  7. Denis Hamel, Chic 2-3-5
  8. Mike Josephson, Leth 2-3-5
  9. Marc Savard, Osh 0-5-5
  10. Jonathan Delisle, Hull 0-5-5
  11. Byron Ritchie, Leth 2-2-4

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Statistics to be added

Award winners[edit]

All-star team

  • Goal: Christian Bronsard, Hull
  • Defence: Chris Phillips, Lethbridge; Jan Snopek, Oshawa
  • Forward: Christian Dube, Hull; Martin Menard, Hull; Byron Ritchie, Lethbridge

See also[edit]

Preceded by
1996 Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup Succeeded by
1998 Memorial Cup