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MacKenzie Entwistle recorded two assists as the Storm fell in the semifinals

by Austin Siegel /

MacKenzie Entwistle and the Guelph Storm battled against the QMJHL champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies but saw their Memorial Cup run come to an end with a 6-4 loss in the semifinals of the tournament. 

Enwistle recorded two assists in the loss, ending his Memorial Cup campaign with five points (1 G, 4 A) in his second-straight appearance in the CHL's most prestigious tournament. 

Skating on Guelph's top line, Entwistle assisted on the Storm's first goal of the game, dishing a pass to captain Isaac Ratcliffe to level the score midway through the first period. 

Tweet from @Storm_City: 🚨 OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN! @isaacratcliffe makes no mistake on the 2on1 and we're all tied up! #GUEvsROU | #MemorialCup

Late in the third period, with Guelph trailing by two goals and needing a spark, Entwistle picked out Ratcliffe again to make it 5-4 and give the Storm a chance.

Tweet from @Storm_City: 🚨 just need one more.... just one.#GUEvsROU | #MemorialCup

It wouldn't be enough, as Rouyn-Noranda snagged an empy-net goal to seal the victory. A disappointing end to a triumphant season for Entwistle, the Blackhawks prospect will now turn his focus to an important summer on the road to the NHL. 

Rouyn-Noranda will face Chicago draft picks Alexis Gravel, Jake Ryczek and the Halifax Moosheads in the Memorial Cup Final on Sunday. 

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