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.