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Jake Ryczek grabbed an assist as Halifax dropped a close game to Rouyn-Noranda

by Austin Siegel /

The Halifax Moosheads fell 4-2 in a tightly contested Memorial Cup Final, as the QMJHL champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies won the CHL's most prestigious tournament. 

With two Blackhawks prospect in goalie Alexis Gravel and defenseman Jake Ryczek, the Mooseheads advanced to the Memorial Cup Final as hosts of the tournament and QMJHL runner-ups. Gravel got the start in net on Sunday and made 31 saves in the championship game.

Ryczek played a part in the Mooseheads first goal of the game, as Halifax jumped out a 1-0 lead in the first period. The 2016 seventh-round pick finished the QMJHL postseason and Memorial Cup with 15 points (1 G, 14 A), as his blast from the point was deflected in front of net and tapped home by Samuel Asselin to give Halifax the early lead.

Four unanswered Rouyn-Noranda goals would be enought to see the Huskies claim their first Memorial Cup crown. 



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