March 18, 2016
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Spokane, Washington, May 9 - 17
Hossa may catch a break
An MRI done on the Senators' No. 1 prospect late Sunday night showed that Hossa -- who starred for the Cup-champion Portland Winter Hawks -- tore his medial collateral ligament, but not the anterior cruciate ligament, when he was kneed by Ryan Davis of the Guelph Storm. Davis was given a five-minute major penalty for the infraction.
MVP would prefer a championshipSPOKANE, Wash. (CP) -- In time it will mean more to Chris Madden, but not right now.
The Guelph Storm goaltender made 103 saves in the final two games to be named most valuable player in this year's Memorial Cup.
Portland wins Memorial Cup
Bobby Russell scored at 6:21 of overtime Sunday to give the Western Hockey League champion Portland Winter Hawks a 4-3 win over the Guelph Storm and their first Memorial Cup championship since 1983.
"By far this is the best day of my life," said an elated Russell, a 20-year-old native of Surrey, B.C. "Someone had to score a goal and if it wasn't me, it would have been one of my 20 teammates."
Madden makes his mark
For his efforts, Madden needed an extra equipment bag to carry home his hardware yesterday. The Guelph Storm sophomore won the Smythe Trophy as the tournament MVP, the Emms Trophy as the most outstanding goalie and was named to the tournament all-star team.
Hossa hit a major pain in cup win
Top draft pick Marian Hossa of the Portland Winter Hawks went down with what early reports diagnosed as a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee after a collision with Guelph Storm's Ryan Davis late in the third period of the Memorial Cup final.
Belecki soaks up last junior hurrah
He looked around at his hootin' and hollerin' teammates, soaked to the skin with non-alcoholic champagne.
Spokane breaks Memorial Cup attendance record
A total of 73,013 fans clicked through the turnstiles for the tournament for an average attendance of 9,126 per game, shattering the 1990 record of 8,820 fans per game when the tournament was held in Hamilton.
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