2004 Memorial Cup

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2004 Mastercard Memorial Cup
Kelowna, British Columbia

2004 Memorial Cup

Host team Kelowna Rockets
Champions Kelowna Rockets
Duration May 15–23, 2004
Number of games 8
Number of teams 4
Television Rogers Sportsnet
Memorial Cup Tournaments

 2003

2005 

The 2004 Memorial Cup occurred May 15–23 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia. It was the 86th annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). It featured the host team, the Kelowna Rockets as well as the winners of the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League which were the Guelph Storm, Gatineau Olympiques and the Medicine Hat Tigers respectively. The Kelowna Rockets would be the eventual winners, and would become only the third host team to win without winning their league as well. (The first time was in 1983, when the Portland Winter Hawks won, the second time was in 1999 when the Ottawa 67's did it.) Kelowna defeated the Olympiques who made their second straight Memorial Cup final, but as with 2003, the 'Piques lost out. Kelowna also participated in the 2003 tournament as WHL champions but did not advance to the final, and would participate as WHL champions in the 2005 Memorial Cup as well.

Round-robin standings[edit]

Team  GP W L GF GA PTS
Kelowna Rockets (host) 3 3 0 7 2 6
Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) 3 2 1 11 7 4
Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) 3 1 2 4 6 2
Guelph Storm (OHL) 3 0 3 3 10 0

Schedule[edit]

All times local (UTC -8)

Round-robin[edit]

May 15, 2004
Kelowna 1–0 Guelph
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:
May 16, 2004
Medicine Hat 1-3 Gatineau
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:
May 17, 2004
Kelowna 4–1 Gatineau
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:
May 18, 2004
Medicine Hat 2–1 Guelph
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:
May 19, 2004
Gatineau 7–2 Guelph
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:
May 20, 2004
Kelowna 2–1 Medicine Hat
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:

Semi-final[edit]

May 22, 2004
Gatineau 6–5 Medicine Hat
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance:

Final[edit]

May 23, 2004
Kelowna 2–1 Gatineau
Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 6,636

Winning team[edit]

Michal Blanar, Troy Bodie, Mike Card, Blake Comeau, Ryan Constant, Kyle Cumiskey, Darren Deschamps, Simon Ferguson, Randall Gelech, Josh Gorges, Kelly Guard, Joel Henituik, Brent Howarth, Justin Keller, D. J. King, Josh Lepp, Joni Lindlof, Tyler Mosienko, Mark Olafson, Cam Paddock, Brett Palin, Chris Ray, Kevin Reinholt, Tyler Spurgeon, Stephen Sunderman, Stewart Thiessen, Patrik Valcak, Nolan Waker, Shea Weber, Derek Yeomans. Coach: Marc Habscheid

Scoring leaders[edit]

  1. Doug O'Brien, GAT (3g, 5a, 8pts)
  2. Jean-Michel Daoust, GAT (1g, 6a, 7pts)
  3. Nick Fugere, GAT (4g, 1a, 5pts)
  4. Yanick Seidenberg, MH (1g, 4a, 5pts)
  5. Randall Gelech, KEL (3g, 1a, 4pts)
  6. Chris St. Jacques, MH (3g, 1a, 4pts)
  7. Clarke MacArthur, MH (1g, 3a, 4pts)
  8. Cam Paddock, KEL (1g, 3a, 4pts)
  9. Shea Weber, KEL (1g, 3a, 4pts)

Goaltending leaders[edit]

  1. Kelly Guard, KEL (0.75gaa, .971sv%)
  2. Kevin Nastiuk, MH (2.77gaa, .888sv%)
  3. David Tremblay, GAT (2.94gaa, .897sv%)
  4. Adam Dennis, GUE (3.00gaa, .848sv%)

Award winners[edit]

All-star team

See also[edit]

Preceded by
2003 Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup Succeeded by
2005 Memorial Cup