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Islanders Prospect Report: May 21, 2019

Durandeau and Dobson updates at the Memorial Cup

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Halifax improved to 2-0 at the Memorial Cup, with a pair of wins over the Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) and Guelph Storm (OHL). Arnaud Durandeau posted one assist - his first point of the Memorial Cup - over two games. 

On Friday, Durandeau and the Mooseheads, who were the runner-up of the QMJHL Playoffs, claimed a convincing 4-1 in their first game of the tournament over Prince Albert (WHL). Durandeau had two shots on goal. 

On Sunday, the Isles' 2017 sixth-round pick (165th overall), recorded an assist in Halifax's 4-2 win over Guelph. 

Through 23 games of QMJHL Playoffs, the Isles sixth round pick (165th overall) of the 2017 draft had 20 points (10G, 10A). 

Durandeau and Halifax will next take on fellow Isles prospect Noah Dobson and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Wednesday at 7 p.m.


After losing their first round-robin game of the Memorial Cup 5-2 to Guelph on Saturday, Noah Dobson and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies responded with a 6-3 win over Prince Albert on Monday. 

Dobson recorded a goal and an assist in Monday's win, his first points of the tournament. The Isles' 2018 first-round pick (12th overall), set up the game-winning goal and added an empty netter. 

Dobson recorded 29 points (8G, 21A) won the Guy-Lafleur Trophy as the Most Valuable Player during the QMJHL Playoffs and claimed his second straight President's Cup. The Huskies are in search of their first Memorial Cup in club history of the modern era. 

Tweet from @QMJHL: Here is Tyler Hinam���s second goal of the game. #MemorialCup


The four teams of the Memorial Cup will play each other once in round-robin play. The team who finishes with the best record will receive an automatic bid to the Memorial Cup Final. The second and third-ranked teams will play a semifinal contest, if necessary. A tiebreaker is also scheduled in the instance that the third and fourth-ranked teams are tied, to determine which team will advance to the semifinal. 

The schedule for the remainder of the Memorial Cup is as follows:

May 17: Halifax 4, Prince Albert 1
May 18: Guelph 5, Rouyn-Noranda 2
May 19: Halifax 4 vs. Guelph 2 
May 20: Rouyn-Noranda 6 vs. Prince Albert 3
May 21: Guelph vs. Prince Albert (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVAS)
May 22: Halifax vs. Rouyn-Noranda (7 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS)
May 23: Tiebreaker, if necessary (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVAS)
May 24: Semifinal (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVAS)
May 26: Final (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVAS) 

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(Top photo credit: Vincent Ethier)

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