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Toropchenko, Guelph win OHL Championship

Blues prospect registered 13 goals and 19 points in 24 playoff games

by Elise Butler / St. Louis Blues

Congratulations are in order for St. Louis Blues prospect Alexey Toropchenko! With an 8-3 win on Sunday, Toropchenko's Guelph Storm defeated the Ottawa 67's in six games to win the OHL Championship. Toropchenko registered 13 goals and 19 points in 24 postseason games.

Tweet from @AToropchenko: Good Morning 🏆 pic.twitter.com/WrLeUqbftq

Toropchenko's 13 postseason goals ranked fourth in the OHL playoffs. The Storm now advance to the Memorial Cup, where they will face off against the Prince Albert Raiders (WHL), Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) and Halifax Mooseheads (host city). The tournament begins Friday and the Storm start play Saturday.

Toropchenko posted 43 points (17g, 26a), a +5 plus/minus rating, and 33 penalty minutes in 62 games during the regular season, the 19-year-old's second in the OHL. A native of Moscow, Toropchenko was selected by the Blues in the fourth round (113th overall) at the 2017 NHL Draft. 

Tweet from @Storm_City: Your 2018-2019 OHL Champions!! 🏆🏆🏆#Champs #IamtheSTORM pic.twitter.com/ncYFLkAAPa

 

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