MONTREAL – Owen Beck and the Saginaw Spirit bested the London Knights 4-3 to win the 2024 Memorial Cup at Dow Event Center in Saginaw, MI on Sunday.

The Habs prospect netted a pair of tallies in the championship game and was awarded the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player of the tournament. Beck scored a team-high four goals, registered one assist, won 70.4% of his faceoffs and was plus-4 in five games at the event.

The 20-year-old opened the scoring for Saginaw, firing a snapshot past the Knights netminder off an offensive zone draw.

P1 09:07 [1]-0 Beck (Bloom)

The Peterborough, ON native then doubled Saginaw’s advantage later in the frame with another picture-perfect finish.

P1 19:15 [2]-0 Beck (Bloom, Willis) - PPG

London rallied back from down 3-0 to tie the game 3-3 in the third period, but Josh Bloom’s game-winner with 22 seconds left propelled Saginaw to their first-ever Memorial Cup.

Beck follows Quentin Miller (2022) and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard (2019) as members of the Canadiens organization to have recently won the national championship.

Cover photo credit: Eric Young