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Memorial Cup: Teasdale and the Huskies are champions

Canadiens prospect wins the Stafford Smythe Trophy as tournament MVP

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Thibault Deneufbourg @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Joël Tesdale ended his junior career in the best possible way on Sunday evening by raising the Memorial Cup for the first time in his career.

The Lavaltrie native was instrumental yet again for the Huskies in the final against the host team, the Halifax Mooseheads.

Teasdale managed to beat goaltender Alexis Gravel late in the second period to allow his team to head back to the dressing room with a 2-2 tie after 40 minutes of play. Rouyn-Noranda eventually scored twice in the third period to win by a score of 4-2.

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With his fourth goal of the tournament, Teasdale finished the annual event second in scoring. It was also the fourth consecutive game with at least one goal for the 20 year-old.

Teasdale also became the first QMJHL player to win the Stafford Smythe Trophy, awarded to the tournament's top player, since Nathan MacKinnon in 2013.

Tweet from @LHJMQ: 5PJ | 4B | 1A | 5P |+4 @TeasJo m��rite amplement de sourire avec son Troph��e Stafford Smythe. L'attaquant des @HuskiesRn est le Joueur le plus utile de la #CoupeMemorial!

The Huskies claimed the Memorial Cup for the first time in their history.

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