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Kosmachuk's hat trick leads Guelph past London

Wednesday, 05.21.2014 / 10:28 PM / Prospects

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

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Kosmachuk's hat trick leads Guelph past London
Winnipeg Jets prospect Scott Kosmachuk had a hat trick as the Guelph Storm finished round-robin play at the 2014 Memorial Cup with a big win against the host London Knights.

Winnipeg Jets prospect Scott Kosmachuk had a hat trick as the Guelph Storm finished round-robin play at the 2014 Memorial Cup with a 7-2 win against the host London Knights at Budweiser Gardens on Wednesday.

Tyler Bertuzzi, a Detroit Red Wings draft pick, also scored two goals, and Jason Dickinson, selected by the Dallas Stars with the 29th pick of the 2013 NHL Draft, had a goal and two assists for Guelph.

Robert Fabbri, a center listed at No. 21 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2014 NHL Draft, had two assists.

Guelph, the champions of the Ontario Hockey League, ended London's season for the second time in two months. Guelph beat London in the second round of the OHL playoffs April 11.

The Storm next play in the championship game Sunday (4 p.m. ET; NHLN-US, Sportsnet). They'll face the winner of the semifinal game Friday between the Edmonton Oil Kings and Val-d'Or Foreurs (7 p.m. ET; NHLN-US, Sportsnet).

Guelph is 3-0 in the Memorial Cup, outscoring its opponents 18-7. London finished the tournament 0-3, allowing 13 goals.

Brett Welychka and Josh Anderson scored for London. Goalie Anthony Stolarz, a Philadelphia Flyers prospect, allowed three goals on 17 shots. He was replaced early in the second period by Jake Patterson, who allowed four goals on 21 shots.

Kosmachuk, taken by the Jets in the third round (No. 70) of the 2012 draft, scored two goals in the first period.

Welychka scored a power-play goal with 2:55 remaining in the first period, but Bertuzzi restored the Storm's two-goal lead 2:23 into the second.

Anderson, a 2012 fourth-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets, got London within one goal at 3-2, but Bertuzzi scored his second of the game with 3:55 left in the second, and then Dickinson scored on the power play 1:20 into the third.

Kosmachuk finished the hat trick at 8:01 of the third, and Marc Stevens, a prospect for the 2014 draft, closed the scoring with a goal with 2:36 left in the third.

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