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Dobson Wins Second Memorial Cup

Islanders prospect Noah Dobson wins top prize in Canadian junior hockey as Rouyn-Noranda beats Halifax 4-2

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha /

Noah Dobson and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies won the Memorial Cup on Sunday night. The Memorial Cup was Dobson's second, and the first in franchise history for the Huskies, who won it with a 4-2 victory over Arnaud Durandeau and the Halifax Mooseheads on Sunday. The Huskies rallied from a two-goal deficit in the second period to procure the triumph. 

With Sunday's crown, Dobson, the 12th-overall pick of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, claimed the impressive feat of his second straight Memorial Cup. After being traded midway through the season from Acadie-Bathurst to Rouyn-Noranda, the 19-year-old defenseman put up 36 points in the regular season (6G, 30A) through 28 games and recorded 29 points (8G, 21A) through 20 games of the QMJHL Playoffs. Dobson's extraordinary efforts did not go unnoticed as the Summerside, PEI native was awarded the Guy-Lafleur Trophy as the QMJHL's Most Valuable Player. 

Instagram from @n_dobson: Déjà vu

During the Memorial Cup run, Dobson posted three points (1G, 2A) and was plus-four through five games. 

The Huskies had previously played the Mooseheads eight times over the course of the month of May. Rouyn-Noranda took the best-of-seven series in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Final in six games to win the President's Cup and advance to the Memorial Cup. The Huskies then edged Halifax with a 4-3 victory in the round-robin sector of the tournament prior to advancing to Sunday's final. 

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