Pens Prospect Harrington Advances to Memorial Cup Final
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Penguins prospect Scott Harrington and Ontario Hockey League champions London Knights have advanced to the MasterCard Memorial Cup Championship Final. The game is set for Sunday, May 27 at 7 p.m. It will be broadcast live on the NHL Network.
London will face host team Shawinigan Cataractes in the contest, who defeated defending CHL champions Saint John, 7-4, in the semifinals on Friday. Shawinigan is just the third team to win a semifinal matchup after competing in a tiebreaker game.
This will be the Knights’ second appearance in the tournament championship game. The last time London advanced to the final in 2005, they defeated now-Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) to win the Canadian Hockey League championship for the first time in franchise history.
Harrington, Pittsburgh’s second-round pick (54th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft, ranks fifth among defensemen with three points (3A) in three games played in the tournament.