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Memorial Cup: Teasdale and Suzuki to face off in the semifinal

Huskies hand the host team their first loss of the tournament on Wednesday night in Halifax

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - We now know how the rest of the Memorial Cup will play out.

In the final game of the preliminary round, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and Canadiens prospect Joel Teasdale disposed of the Halifax Mooseheads 4-3 on Wednesday night. Former Mooseheads player Jonathan Drouin was on hand for the ceremonial faceoff.

Tweet from @HFXMooseheads: Ladies and Gentlemen Jonathan Drouin! What a welcome. #MooseCountry #GoMooseGo

The Huskies handed the Mooseheads their first loss of the tournament. In the win, Teasdale found twine in the first period and led his team with seven shots on the Halifax net.

Tweet from @CHLHockey: The @HuskiesRn run ahead by ������@QMJHL champions took a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes in Game 6 of #MemorialCup with goals by @FilBibeau10 and @TeasJo 🎥

Through three games at the Memorial Cup, Teasdale has two goals for three points.

The three remaining teams in the tournament all hold a 2-0-1 record. But because of goal differential (goals for vs. goals against) as well as their win over the Guelph Storm, the Mooseheads have now booked themselves a spot in the championship game set for Sunday.

That means that Teasdale and Nick Suzuki will face each other in the semifinal on Friday for the right to challenge the Mooseheads for tournament supremacy.

Photo credit: Vincent Ethier/LHJMQ/CHL

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