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Sean Durzi Named to 2019 Memorial Cup All-Star Team

Even though the Guelph Storm's incredible season came to a bittersweet end, there were still plenty of positive takeaways

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The Guelph Storm may have fallen short from completing an epic run for the Memorial Cup, but there are several bright spots from the season to reflect upon.

For one, LA Kings prospect and defenseman Sean Durzi was named to the 2019 Memorial Cup All-Star Team.

Tweet from @CHLHockey: 2019 #MemorialCup Presented by @KiaCanada All-Star Team:Forwards: Ratcliffe, Bibeau, GroulxDefencemen: Durzi & DobsonGoaltender: GravelDETAILS: https://t.co/3yxtLVR3Tm pic.twitter.com/0BiNVUnxdr

Tweet from @OHLHockey: #MemorialCup top scorer through the round robin is @LAKings prospect @seandurzi of @Storm_City and he joined the @Sportsnet panel with host @SNCaroline alongside @armdog & @Todd_Warriner on Wednesday night to talk about the tournament, his season, and some @GTHLHockey memories 🎥 pic.twitter.com/49TTLsMWma

"He was a force to be reckoned with. For starters, his seven points were four ahead of the second top-scoring blueliner at the Memorial Cup and he was the only defender to score two goals," said Steven Ellis of The Hockey News.

"Durzi showed he's ready to make the jump to the AHL after a dominant final year of major junior."

Tweet from @AttackOHL: Congratulations to Sean Durzi on an absolutely amazing junior hockey career.One of the best defenseman to ever wear an Attack jersey. We're sure the success will continue in the pros, Durz!🐻������ pic.twitter.com/MLvLq4UyIy

Both Durzi and Kings prospect Markus Phillips had the chance to grow closer as teammates

"They've added a lot to our team and it's no coincidence that they've been doing a lot of winning wherever they've played," Assistant Coach Jake Grimes said of Durzi and Phillips.

"Their attitudes, their levels of communication, positive attitudes and work ethic are all big reasons for their success in the league."

Instagram from @seandurzi: No better feeling... #OHLChampions

Durzi and Phillips will still have an OHL Championship to cherish, which they celebrated with the city of Guelph on Monday. 

Tweet from @Storm_City: A huge thanks goes out to everyone who came out to support and celebrate our 2018-19 @OHLHockey Champions! We couldn���t have done anything we did this season without all of you! #IamtheSTORM pic.twitter.com/bNlwjyOed9

"It was unbelievable. I've learned so much from every single one of those guys. They're the reason I'm where I am today," Durzi said. "I'm really proud of the guys."

Guelph forever 😭

Tweet from @seandurzi: #guelphforever

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