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Memorial Cup: Teasdale and the Huskies book their ticket to the final

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies won a wild one on Friday night against the Guelph Storm to make it to the Memorial Cup final

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

MONTREAL - Canadiens prospect Joel Teasdale will get the chance to play for the most coveted trophy in Canadian Junior hockey on Sunday.

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and Guelph Storm went toe to toe in the Memorial Cup semifinal on Friday, but it was Rouyn-Noranda, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) regular season champs who had the last word with a 6-4 win.

Teasdale scored for a third consecutive game in the win. The Lavaltrie native finished with a plus-3 differential and five shots on goal.

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The QMJHL's leading playoff scorer now has four points in the Memorial Cup tournament.

Nick Suzuki

On the other side, the loss was a tough pill to swallow for another Canadiens prospect, Nick Suzuki.

The Storm centerman played another solid game, however, collecting two assists. He closed out his tournament with three goals for seven points in four games.

Tweet from @Storm_City: 🚨 just need one more.... just one.#GUEvsROU | #MemorialCup

This was the first time in eight postseason games that George Burnett's troops had lost a game when facing elimination.

The Memorial Cup final will now feature two teams from the QMJHL. The showdown between the Huskies and the host team, the Halifax Mooseheads, takes place on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

Photo credit: Vincent Ethier/LHJMQ/CHL

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