Philippe Myers and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies earned a 7-2 win over Shawinigan in Game 5 on Thursday and with it, the President Cup as Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champions.
It marks the first ever President Cup title in the club’s 20-year history and first berth in the Memorial Cup Tournament.
Myers recorded his fourth goal of the tournament, and third of the Finals, in Game 5 and a plus-1 rating, giving him five points (3g-2a) in QMJHL Final series. Overall in the tournament, he has posted 16 points (4g-12a) in 20 games which ranked fifth among all defensemen in the postseason and he finished third among all players with a plus-17 rating.
The Flyers signed the 6-5, 196-lb pound defenseman to an entry-level contract on Sept. 21, 2015 as a free agent during rookie camp after he went undrafted. He went on to post a career year in his third full season of junior hockey by recording 17 goals and 45 points in 63 regular season games. He also led all players in the QMJHL with a plus-minus rating of plus-52.
The Canadian Hockey League’s Memorial Cup Tournament, which now pits Rouyn-Noranda as QMJHL Champions against the winners of the OHL (London Knights), WHL (Brandon Wheat Kings or Seattle Thunderbirds), as well as the host city (Red Deer Rebels of the WHL), in a round robin style tournament.
The Huskies will play their first Memorial Cup game on Saturday, May 21, against the eventual winner of the WHL.