2007 Memorial Cup

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2007 Mastercard Memorial Cup
Vancouver, British Columbia
2007 Memorial Cup
Host team Vancouver Giants
Champions Vancouver Giants
Duration May 18–27, 2007
Number of games 9
Number of teams 4
Total attendance 121,561
Television Rogers Sportsnet
Memorial Cup Tournaments
 2006
2008 

The 2007 MasterCard Memorial Cup was played in May 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Pacific Coliseum. It was the 89th annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). The tournament was competed between the WHL champion Medicine Hat Tigers, the OHL champion Plymouth Whalers, the QMJHL champion Lewiston Maineiacs, and the host team and tournament champion Vancouver Giants, who were competing in their second consecutive national junior championship. The Memorial Cup tournament was a four team tournament with a round-robin format. The Giants won their first Memorial Cup, defeating Medicine Hat 3-1 in the second all-WHL final in tournament history (the first was in 1989). The tournament set a new Memorial Cup attendance record with 121,561 fans attending the nine games. The previous record of 84,686 was set at the 2003 tournament in Quebec City.

The tournament was the first to feature two league champions based in the United States of America, from Lewiston, Maine and Plymouth, Michigan respectively. The only previous Memorial Cup to feature two American teams participating was the 1998 Memorial Cup, featuring the WHL champion Portland Winter Hawks and the host Spokane Chiefs.

The 2007 MasterCard Memorial Cup was also the first to feature the two-referee system.

The Vancouver Giants celebrate winning the Memorial Cup

Round-robin standings[edit]

GP W L GF GA + / -
Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) 3 2 1 6 4 +2
Vancouver Giants (host) 3 2 1 6 5 +1
Plymouth Whalers (OHL)* 3 1 2 6 9 -3
Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)* 3 1 2 5 5 0
*Because Lewiston and Plymouth had the same number of wins, they had to play a tiebreaker game .

Rosters[edit]

Vancouver Giants (host) Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Don Hay

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Mike Vellucci

Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL) Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Clement Jodoin

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Willie Desjardins

Schedule[edit]

Round robin[edit]

May 18, 2007 Plymouth 3–4 OT
Vancouver Pacific Coliseum

attendance: 13,428

May 19, 2007 Medicine Hat 1–3
Lewiston Pacific Coliseum

attendance: 12,720

May 20, 2007 Vancouver 2–1
Lewiston Pacific Coliseum

attendance: 13,734

May 21, 2007 Medicine Hat 4–1
Plymouth Pacific Coliseum

attendance: 12,601

May 22, 2007 Lewiston 1–2 OT
Plymouth Pacific Coliseum

attendance: 12,415

May 23, 2007 Vancouver 0–1
Medicine Hat Pacific Coliseum

attendance: 14,901

Playoff round[edit]

Tie breaker[edit]

May 24, 2007 Lewiston 1–5
Plymouth Pacific Coliseum

attendance: 12,008

Semi-final[edit]

May 25, 2007 Plymouth 1–8
Vancouver Pacific Coliseum

attendance: 13,372

Championship game[edit]

May 27, 2007 Vancouver 3–1
Medicine Hat Pacific Coliseum

attendance: 16,281

Leading scorers[edit]

Fans waving towels prior to the Championship game
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Michal Repik, Vancouver 5 3 4 7 4
Milan Lucic, Vancouver 5 2 5 7 12
Tom Sestito, Plymouth 5 2 5 7 6
James Neal, Plymouth 5 5 1 6 42
Mario Bliznak, Vancouver 5 1 5 6 2
Tyler Ennis, Medicine Hat 4 2 2 4 4
Kenndal McArdle, Vancouver 5 2 2 4 6
J.D. Watt, Vancouver 5 1 3 4 14
Spencer Machacek, Vancouver 5 3 0 3 0
Simon Courcelles, Lewiston 4 2 1 3 0
Evan Brophey, Plymouth 5 2 1 3 18
Andrew Fournier, Plymouth 5 2 1 3 0
Wacey Rabbit, Vancouver 5 2 1 3 2

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Goalies Have To Play A Minimum Of 60 Minutes To Be Listed.
Player GP W L MINS GA GAA SO Sv%
Tyson Sexsmith, Vancouver 5 4 1 300 7 1.40 0 .936
Matt Keetley, Medicine Hat 4 2 2 238 6 1.51 1 .949
Jonathan Bernier, Lewiston 4 1 3 203 7 2.07 0 .940
Michal Neuvirth, Plymouth 5 2 3 219 11 3.02 0 .902
Jeremy Smith, Plymouth 2 0 0 91 7 4.63 0 .883

Award winners[edit]

All-star team

Road to the cup[edit]

OHL playoffs[edit]

For more information see 2006–07 OHL season.
Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Finals
                       
E1 Barrie 4
E8 Brampton 0
E1 Barrie 0
E6 Sudbury 4
E3 Mississauga 1
E6 Sudbury 4
E6 Sudbury 4
E2 Belleville 2
E2 Belleville 4
E7 Ottawa 1
E2 Belleville 4
E4 Oshawa 0
E4 Oshawa 4
E5 Kingston 1
E6 Sudbury 2
W2 Plymouth 4
W1 London 4
W8 Owen Sound 0
W1 London 4
W5 S.S. Marie 3
W4 Saginaw 2
W5 S.S. Marie 4
W1 London 1
W2 Plymouth 4
W2 Plymouth 4
W7 Guelph 0
W2 Plymouth 4
W3 Kitchener 1
W3 Kitchener 4
W6 Sarnia 0

QMJHL playoffs[edit]

For more information see 2006–07 QMJHL season.
First Round Quarter Finals Semi-Finals President's Cup Finals
                       
1 Lewiston 4
8 Shawinigan 0
1 Lewiston 4
6 Halifax 1
3 Moncton 3
6 Halifax 4
1E Lewiston 4
Eastern
6T Rouyn-Noranda 0
2 Cape Breton 4
7 St. John's 0
2 Cape Breton 4
5 Acadie-Bathurst 1
4 P.E.I. 3
5 Acadie-Bathurst 4
1E Lewiston 4
1T Val-d'Or 0
1 Val-d'Or 4
8 Chicoutimi 0
1 Val-d'Or 4
7 Baie-Comeau 1
2 Victoriaville 2
7 Baie-Comeau 4
1T Val-d'Or 4
Telus
2E Cape Breton 3
4 Drummondville 4
5 Québec 1
4 Drummondville 3
6 Rouyn-Noranda 4
3 Gatineau 1
6 Rouyn-Noranda 4

Shawinigan seeded 8th in Eastern division.

WHL playoffs[edit]

For more information see 2006–07 WHL season.
Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
                       
E1 Brandon 4
E4 Prince Albert 1
E1 Brandon 2
C3 Calgary 4
C3 Calgary 4
C2 Kootenay 3
C3 Calgary 1
Eastern
C1 Medicine Hat 4
C1 Medicine Hat 4
C4 Red Deer 3
C1 Medicine Hat 4
E2 Regina 0
E3 Swift Current 2
E2 Regina 4
C1 Medicine Hat 4
B1 Vancouver 3
B1 Vancouver 4
B4 Chilliwack 1
B1 Vancouver 4
U3 Seattle 1
U3 Seattle 4
U2 Tri-City 2
B1 Vancouver 4
Western
B3 Prince George 1
U1 Everett 4
U4 Spokane 2
U1 Everett 2
B3 Prince George 4
B3 Prince George 4
B2 Kamloops 0

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2006 Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup Succeeded by
2008 Memorial Cup