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Memorial Cup Update -- May 21

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia /

Forward Ryan Gropp picked up an assist in the Seattle Thunderbirds' 4-2 loss to the Erie Otters in their first game of the 2017 Memorial Cup on Saturday.

The 2015 second-round pick assisted on Seattle's second goal of the night, which tied the game, 2-2, before the Otters scored twice in the third to take the contest.

Gropp had seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 16 Western Hockey League playoff games for the Thunderbirds, who captured their first WHL Championship last week.

Defenseman Sean Day was held off the scoresheet in the Windsor Spitfires' 3-2 victory over the Saint John Sea Dogs.

The round robin tournament continues Sunday when Gropp and Seattle face Day and Windsor at 7 pm.

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