1999 Mastercard Memorial Cup
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Tournament details
DatesMay 15–23, 1999
Teams4
Venue(s)Ottawa Civic Centre
Ottawa, Ontario
Host teamOttawa 67's (OHL)
TV partner(s)CTV, CTV Sportsnet
Final positions
ChampionsOttawa 67's (OHL) (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Attendance84,200 (10,525 per match)
1998
2000

The 1999 Memorial Cup took place from May 15–23 at the Ottawa Civic Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was the 81st annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Participating teams were the host Ottawa 67's, the Belleville Bulls, winners of the Ontario Hockey League, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, winners of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Calgary Hitmen, Western Hockey League champions. The host 67's won their second Memorial Cup, the first being in 1984. The 67's, who had lost in the second round of the OHL playoffs to the Bulls were able to win the Cup defeated those same Bulls in a Cup semi-final. The 67's then defeated the Hitmen in the final, an overtime thriller where Matt Zultek scored the winning goal.

The 1999 Memorial Cup set a record for attendance (since the round-robin format was first used in 1972) with a total of 84,200 people in eight sell-out games. It was the first Memorial Cup to be shown on CTV Sportsnet, having moved from TSN. The championship game was shown on the CTV network, where it had last been shown in 1989.

Background

At the beginning of the 1998–1999 season, Ottawa's new owner, Jeff Hunt vowed to bring home the Memorial Cup that season. The awarding of the Cup tournament to Ottawa was a big factor in the team more than doubling the attendance from the previous season. That was definitely taken into consideration when Ottawa was chosen as the host of the 1999 Cup, as every game would be sold out in the 10,525 seat Ottawa Civic Centre. Ottawa had previously bid for the 1996 Memorial Cup but lost the bid to the Peterborough Petes.

CHL All-time team

During the 1999 Memorial Cup, the CHL unveiled its "All-time team" at the Civic Centre, with notably two 67's on the team. Special banners were raised in their honour, and except for Parent and Lemieux, the team attended the event. The team was as follows;

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Rosters

Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) Belleville Bulls (OHL)

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

  •   4 – Martin Lavergne
  •   7 – Brian Dubé
  • 10 – Jules-Edy Laraque
  • 14 – Martin Fillion
  • 15 – Éric Betournay
  • 25 – Alain Charbonneau
  • 28 – Benoît Beausoleil
  • 44 – Ramzi Abid
  • 55 – Marc Bouchard
  • 79 – Gregor Baumgartner
  • 88 – Ryan Flinn
  • 97 – Mathieu Benoît

Head coach: Roger Dejoie

Goaltenders

  •   1 – Cory Campbell
  • 30 – Chad Mehlenbacher

Defencemen

  •   2 – Nick Policelli
  •   4 – Jason Lawmaster
  •   5 – Mike Jacobsen
  •   6 – Joe Groleau
  • 14 – Kelly Paddon
  • 24 – Branislav Mezei
  • 25 – Rick Bertran
  • 44 – Adam Collins

Forwards

Head coach: Lou Crawford

Calgary Hitmen (WHL) Ottawa 67's (host)

Goaltenders

  •   1 – Brent Williams
  • 27 – Alexandre Fomitchev

Defencemen

Forwards

Head coach: Dean Clark

Goaltenders

Defencemen

Forwards

  •   3 – Dan Tessier
  •   9 – Matt Zultek
  • 11 – Henric Alfredsson
  • 12 – Justin Davis
  • 16 – Mark Bell
  • 17 – Dan Tudin
  • 18 – Dallas Ashford
  • 19 – Ben Gustavson
  • 20 – Zenon Konopka
  • 23 – Miguel Delisle
  • 24 – Ian Jacobs
  • 25 – Joe Talbot
  • 71 – Lance Galbraith

Head coach: Brian Kilrea

Round-robin standings

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA
1 Calgary Hitmen (WHL) 3 2 1 11 7
1 Ottawa 67's (host) 3 2 1 13 9
1 Belleville Bulls (OHL) 3 2 1 11 10
4 Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) 3 0 3 3 12
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Scores

May 15, 1999Ottawa5–1Acadie-BathurstOttawa Civic Centre
J. Talbot 2:07 (SH)
J. Davis 8:06 (PP)
I. Jacobs 31:22 (ES)
D. Tessier 49:52 (ES)
B. Campbell 59:03 (ES)
GoalsR. Abid 24:57 (PP)
May 16, 1999Calgary5–2BellevilleOttawa Civic Centre
B. Dodginghorse 4:48 (PP)
R. Shannon 5:14 (ES)
B. Moran 23:58 (ES)
B. Moran 53:45 (ES)
J. Smithson 59:52 (SH)
GoalsJ. Cheechoo 31:57 (SH)
M. Jacobsen 46:44 (ES)
May 17, 1999Ottawa4–3CalgaryOttawa Civic Centre
L. Galbraith 22:33 (ES)
J. Talbot 36:31 (ES)
N. Boynton 43:21 (PP)
D. Tessier 55:16 (ES)
GoalsK. Beech 25:29 (PP)
P. Brendl 28:37 (PP)
K. Beech 47:37 (SH)
May 18, 1999Belleville4–1Acadie-BathurstOttawa Civic Centre
J. Cheechoo 0:37 (PP)
G. Crawford 16:53 (ES)
J. Papineau 21:11 (SH)
R. Ready 58:17 (ES)
GoalsM. Fillion 10:20 (PP)
May 19, 1999Calgary3–1Acadie-BathurstOttawa Civic Centre
P. Brendl 19:23 (PP)
P. Brendl 43:07 (ES)
B. Moran 59:13 (EN)
GoalsA. Charbonneau 8:14 (ES)
May 20, 1999Belleville5–4
2OT
OttawaOttawa Civic Centre
R. Ready 21:35 (PP)
K. Paddon 35:55 (PP)
D. Campbell 38:57 (ES)
D. Campbell 56:03 (ES)
G. Crawford 83:16 (ES)
GoalsJ. Davis 6:54 (ES)
L. Sellars 11:01 (ES)
I. Jacobs 11:31 (ES)
M. Zultek 14:26 (ES)

Semi-final

May 22, 1999Ottawa4–2BellevilleOttawa Civic Centre
I. Jacobs 2:46 (ES)
J. Talbot 8:56 (SH)
M. Delisle 18:09 (ES)
J. Davis 39:41 (ES)
GoalsG. Crawford 10:04 (ES)
M. Renzi 10:20 (ES)

Final

May 23, 1999Ottawa7–6
OT
CalgaryOttawa Civic Centre
M. Bell 10:30 (ES)
B. Gustavson 14:00 (ES)
B. Gustavson 20:34 (ES)
L. Galbraith 22:30 (ES)
M. Bell 45:34 (ES)
M. Zultek 47:38 (ES)
M. Zultek 61:58 (ES)
GoalsC. Nielsen 15:16 (ES)
E. Clark 22:52 (ES)
C. Nielsen 27:52 (ES)
P. Brendl 40:28 (ES)
K. Smith 44:38 (ES)
J. Smithson 51:17 (ES)

Scoring leaders

  1. Justin Davis, OTT (3g, 6a, 9pts)
  2. Mark Bell, OTT (2g, 6a, 8pts)
  3. Pavel Brendl, CAL (4g, 3a, 7pts)
  4. Joe Talbot, OTT (3g, 4a, 7pts)
  5. Nick Boynton, OTT (1g, 6a, 7pts)
  6. Brad Moran, CAL (3g, 3a, 6pts)
  7. Matt Kinch, CAL (0g, 6a, 6pts)
  8. Matt Zultek, OTT (3g, 2a, 5pts)
  9. Glenn Crawford, BEL (3g, 1a, 4pts)
  10. Ian Jacobs, OTT (3g, 1a, 4pts)

Goaltending leaders

  1. Seamus Kotyk, OTT (2.83 gaa, 0.907 sv%)
  2. Cory Campbell, BEL (2.97 gaa, 0.911 sv%)
  3. Alexandre Fomitchev, CAL (3.49, 0.894 sv%)
  4. Roberto Luongo, ACA (3.67, 0.893 sv%)

Award winners

All-star team

References