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Sergachev and Addison win 2017 Memorial Cup with Windsor

Pair become most recent Habs prospects to lift Junior hockey's top prize since Victor Mete in 2016

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

WINDSOR -- Canadiens prospects Mikhail Sergachev and Jeremiah Addison are Memorial Cup champions.

The Windsor Spitfires and Erie Otters were tied 3-3 through 40 minutes of play during Sunday's title game, before Spits forward Aaron Luchuk potted the eventual game-winner at 5:07 in the third.

The win comes as redemption for a Windsor side that was eliminated during the first round of the OHL playoffs, but then went undefeated as the host club of the 2017 Memorial Cup tournament.

Sergachev earned an assist on the game's opening goal, finishing his tournament with four points in four games (1G-3A), nine shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-three differential.

His lone marker was a power play winner against Erie during the preliminary round which clinched a spot in Sunday's final.

With the win, the 18-year-old caps off an exciting year in which he was drafted by the Canadiens last June, won bronze at the World Junior Championships with Russia in January, then suited up for stints with the big club in October and April.

Addison meanwhile, concludes a successful week in which he finished tied second among goal scorers tournament-wide -- racking up five tallies in four games -- despite being held off the scoresheet on Sunday.

Tournament leader Dylan Strome finished first with seven -- albeit with one more game played.

The pair become the latest Habs prospects to lift Junior hockey's top prize since Victor Mete did the same with the London Knights in 2016. Other notable past winners include defensemen Shea Weber and Nathan Beaulieu, as well as forward Michael McCarron.

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