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BLOG: Gravel earns First Star honors in Memorial Cup win

Alexis Gravel made 32 saves in a 4-2 win over the Guelph Storm

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

Alexis Gravel impressed between the pipes as the Halifax Mooseheads knocked off the Guelph Storm 4-2 on Sunday in the 2019 Memorial Cup. The Blackhawks prospect made 32 saves and Halifax improved to 2-0 in tournament play, clinching at least a trip to the semifinals. The Mooseheads can still advance directly to the final with a win over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Tuesday. 

Gravel earned First Star of the Game honors in the victory over the Storm, with several highlight reel saves throughout the afternoon. The Mooseheads killed three penalties in the first period as the Blackhawks sixth round draft pick made 15 saves in a scoreless opening frame. 

Mooseheads defenseman Jake Ryczek and Storm forward MacKenzie Entwistle did not find the scoresheet in the game. Guelph are back in action on Tuesday against the WHL champion Prince Albert Raiders, while Halifax will play again on Wednesday night in a President's Cup rematch against Rouyn-Noranda. 

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WORLDS: Kubalik scores in Czech win

Dominik Kubalik scored his third goal of the tournament in a big win over Austria

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

Dominik Kubalik scored and Patrick Kane grabbed an assist in Sunday action from Worlds

 

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BLOG: Entwistle scores as Guelph top Rouyn-Noranda

The Blackhawks prospect helped the Storm overwhelm the QMJHL Champs

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

MacKenzie Entwistle scored his first goal of the 2019 Memorial Cup and 38th goal of the season in a 5-2 win over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. 

In a matchup between the OHL and QMJHL champions, a first period hat trick from 2017 4th-round pick Alexey Toropchenko helped the Storm grab a 3-1 lead over Rouyn-Noranda. That's when Entwistle went to work.

On the receiving end of some beautiful passing, Enwistle flipped home a shot on the rush to give the Storm their largest lead of the game and all the insurance they would need against the Huskies.

Tweet from @Storm_City: 🚨 Puck movement 💯! @5twisty5 extends the lead 4-1 off some pretty passing! #GUEvsROU | #MemorialCup pic.twitter.com/VwuFXEOFDS

After making his Memorial Cup debut with the Hamilton Bulldogs last season, Entwistle will look to leave Halifax with some hardware in 2019. The Storm face the Halifax Mooseheads and Blackhawks prospects Jake Ryczek and Alexis Gravel on Sunday.

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WORLDS: DeBrincat scores twice as USA defeats Denmark

Patrick Kane also picked up two assists in the 7-1 win over Denmark

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane led Team USA in a big win, plus more updates from day eight in Slovakia.

 

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BLOG: Slavin, Chicago Steel fall in Clark Cup Final

Sioux Falls completed a sweep of the Steel on Friday night in Geneva

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Steel lost to Sioux Falls 4-1 on Friday night, as the Stampede finished off a Clark Cup Final sweep to claim the USHL championship.

Blackhawks seventh-round pick Josiah Slavin impressed throughout the series and will head to Colorado College in the fall to begin his NCAA career. 

Slavin scored his first goal of the series in a tight Game 1 loss, firing home a deflection to keep Chicago in the game. He also scored the lone Steel goal on Friday night, beating Sioux Falls goalie Jaxon Stauber with a five-hole tally to get Chicago on the board. 

After beginning the season as captain of the Omaha Stars, Slavin made the most of a trade deadline move to Chicago. He ended the USHL season with 47 points (24 G, 23 A) and scored four goals throughout a deep postseason run for the Steel. 

 

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BLOG: Ryczek blasts Halifax to Memorial Cup win

The seventh round pick scored on the power play in a big win over Prince Albert

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

Jake Ryczek fired home his first goal of the tournament and Alexis Gravel made 23 saves as the Mooseheads toppled the Prince Albert Raiders 4-1 in the opening game of the 2019 Memorial Cup.

Both Blackhawks prospects played important roles as Halifax defeated the WHL Champions on home ice. Advancing to the Memorial Cup as hosts of the tournament, the Mooseheads proved they can skate with any team in the CHL in a big win over Prince Albert. 

Ryczek provided Halifax with an important insurance goal as he blasted home a shot on the power play, taking a cross-ice pass and firing the Mooseheads into a 3-1 lead in the second period. 

Tweet from @HFXMooseheads: This city is on 🔥🚨@jakeryczek1619 (1) PP 15:52 2nd period🍎Trepanier, Getson #GoMooseGo #MemorialCup pic.twitter.com/HXRfQhzSJC

The defenseman now has 14 points (1 G, 13 A) in postseason and Memorial Cup play for Halifax.

Alexis Gravel delivered another standout performance, holding a Raiders team that won 54 games in the WHL this season to a single goal. The Blackhawks snagged the Mooseheads netminder in the sixth round of the 2018 NHL Draft

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WORLDS: Martinsen grabs assist in Norway's first win

A full recap of Blackhawks storylines from day eight of the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

Andreas Martinsen had an assist versus Austria, plus more updates from day eight in Slovakia.

 

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WORLDS: Kruger scores nice goal in blowout win

A full recap of Blackhawks storylines from day seven of the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia

by Chris Wescott / Blackhawks.com

Marcus Kruger had a goal and an assist versus Austria, plus more updates from day seven in Slovakia.

SWEDEN 9, AUSTRIA 1

Blackhawks pending UFA Marcus Kruger had a two-point game, while defenseman Erik Gustafsson fired five shots on goal in Sweden's 9-1 win over Austria on Thursday.

Kruger batted the puck out of the air and into the net at 2:37 of the first period to put the Swedes up 2-0. Sweden finished off the first period up 5-0 and coasted the rest of the way.

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THREE STARS: Three prospects begin Memorial Cup play

A weekly look at how Blackhawks prospects are performing at their various levels

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

Every Thursday throughout the 2018-19 season and playoffs, Blackhawks.com will highlight prospects who have stood out for their junior, college or professional team in the previous week's action.

Here are this week's Three Stars.

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WORLDS: Kane scores historic goal as USA tops Great Britain

A full recap of Blackhawks storylines from day six of the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

Two Chicago stars found the back of the net in a win, plus more updates from day six in Slovakia.

 

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