KAMLOOPS | The Quebec Remparts finally know the identity of their opponent in the Memorial Cup final.
The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Peterborough Petes 4-1 in the semifinals on Friday night to secure their ticket to Sunday’s final game.
The Petes, however, sold their skin dearly but, despite the brilliance of their goalkeeper Michael Simpson, could not make the weight against the attack of the T-Birds. The latter still had to wait at the end of the second period to score a first goal, that of Brad Lambert, on the 31st shot aimed at Simpson.
Colton Dach doubled Seattle’s lead early in the third but Brennan Othmann cut the deficit to 2-1 shortly after.
Kyle Crnkovic, however, scored the knockout goal that made it 3-1. It was then the turn of the Thunderbirds goalkeeper, Thomas Milic, to close the door in the face of repeated attacks from the Petes who were fighting for their survival. Nico Myatovic completed in an empty net.
Simpson finished the game with a total of 43 saves, compared to 27 for Milic.
The logic will therefore have been respected since many were expecting a final between these two teams at the start of the tournament. The Remparts won the first match between the two teams by the score of 3-1, on May 29.
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