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FUTURE WATCH: Samorukov, Storm win their 2019 Memorial Cup opener

Oilers defence prospect goes plus-3 with two shots on goal in a 5-2 win over the QMJHL's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

Dmitri Samorukov and the Guelph Storm are picking up right where they left off.

After raising the J. Ross Robertson Cup on Sunday, Samorukov and the Storm won their opening match of the 2019 Memorial Cup on Saturday, beating the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5-2.

The Oilers 2017 third-round selection (84th-overall) went plus-3 and recorded two shots on goal. The Russian ended the Ontario Hockey League Playoffs as the highest-scoring defender with 10 goals and 28 points in 24 games.

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Guelph forward Alexey Toropchenko scored a natural hat trick and rearguard Sean Durzi picked up three assists in the win.

Samorukov will face fellow 2017 Oilers draft selection Ostap Safin (115th-overall) and the host Halifax Mooseheads at 5:00 PM MDT on Sunday. 

Safin was held pointless and went minus-1 in Halifax's 4-1 win over the Prince Albert Raiders on Friday.

Stay tuned to EdmontonOilers.com for tournament updates throughout the week.

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