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Memorial Cup: Suzuki makes the most of his debut

Centerman was the only Habs prospect to taste victory in his first game of the Memorial Cup on Saturday

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

MONTREAL - Nick Suzuki and the Guelph Storm came out on top over Joel Teasdale and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in their first meeting at the Memorial Cup on Saturday.

Nick Suzuki

The Storm and Suzuki faced the Huskies in their first test of the Memorial Cup. The OHL champions finished with a 5-2 win on Saturday, led by Alexey Toropchenko's three-goal performance for Guelph - all of them in the first period.

Suzuki also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period when he finished up a superb passing play with Sean Durzi. The Guelph pivot finished the game with five shots on goal and a plus-1 differential.

Tweet from @Storm_City: 🚨 This passing is TOO good! @seandurzi sends it over to @nsuzuki_37 and that is a for sure goal! We lead 5-2! #GUEvsROU | #MemorialCup

The Storm is back in action on Sunday night against the Halifax Mooseheads.

Joël Teasdale

Teasdale, for his part, was held off the scoresheet, although he managed three shots on the Storm net.

The Huskies face the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders on Monday.

Cole Fonstad

Habs prospect Cole Fonstad and the Raiders played their first game of the tournament on Friday night against the hosts, the Mooseheads.

The WHL champions lost 4-1 to Halifax. In the loss, Fonstad earned a helper on his team's lone goal, and finished with a plus-1 differential.

Prince Albert's next showdown is set for Monday against the Huskies.

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