Flyers prospect Sam Morin and the Rimouski Oceanic won an epic Game Seven in double-overtime, 2-1, on Monday night to capture the President Cup as QMJHL Champions for the first time since 2005.
The game marked the first time in QMJHL history that a Game Seven of the final series was decided in overtime. Forward Michael Joly scored his 12th goal of the playoffs 2:13 into the second extra session to win it for the Oceanic.
Morin finishes the QMJHL playoff run by appearing in 19 of the 20 games and posting 10 assists and 11 points, while posting a +10 rating in that stretch.
The victory also punches Rimouski’s ticket to the prestigious Memorial Cup tournament as league champions. The tournament kicks off Friday, May 22 and sees the Oceanic facing off against the WHL Champion, Kelowna Rockets, the OHL Champion, Oshawa Generals and the host city - which just happens to be the same Quebec Remparts they defeated in the final.
Rimouski will be going for their first Memorial Cup championship since 2000, and for Morin, he looks to become the first Flyers prospect to capture a Memorial Cup title since Eric Wellwood won back-to-back titles with the Windsor Spitfires in 2009 & 2010.
|Sam Morin (front left) poses with teammates with the QMJHL President Cup Trophy |
(photo: Vincent Ethier)