2015 Memorial Cup
Quebec City, Quebec
Host teamQuebec Remparts
VenueColisée Pepsi
ChampionsOshawa Generals
DurationMay 22–31, 2015
Number of teams4
Total attendance79,930
TelevisionSportsnet, TVA Sports
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The 2015 Memorial Cup (branded as the 2015 Mastercard Memorial Cup for sponsorship reasons) was a four-team round-robin format tournament that began on 22 May and ended on 31 May, 2015. It was the 97th Memorial Cup championship and determined the champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). The tournament was hosted by the Quebec Remparts of Quebec City, Quebec, who won the right to host the tournament over a bid by the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.[1] They were joined by the WHL champion Kelowna Rockets, the OHL champion Oshawa Generals, and the QMJHL champion Rimouski Océanic.

Since the inclusion of the host team in the Memorial Cup format in 1983, the 2015 edition of the Memorial Cup is the only tournament in which all four of the participating teams had previously won the Memorial Cup. The Oshawa Generals won four in 1939, 1940, 1944 & 1990, the Quebec Remparts won two in 1971 & 2006, the Kelowna Rockets won in 2004, and the Rimouski Océanic won in 2000.

The tournament ended with the Oshawa Generals winning their fifth Memorial Cup with an overtime win over the Kelowna Rockets 2–1 in the championship game. This final game of the tournament was also the last competitive hockey game played in the Colisée Pepsi before the Remparts move to the Videotron Centre in September 2015.

Round-robin standings

Photo of the Memorial Cup trophy on display at the 2015 Memorial Cup tournament
Photo of the Memorial Cup trophy on display at the 2015 Memorial Cup tournament

   Indicates team advanced directly to the championship game

 *  Indicates team advanced to the semifinal game

Team GP W L PTS PCT GF GA + / – PIM
Oshawa Generals (OHL) 3 3 0 6 1.000 11 8 +3 25
Kelowna Rockets (WHL)* 3 1 2 2 0.333 11 9 +2 63
Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL) 3 1 2 2 0.333 10 11 -1 40
Quebec Remparts (QMJHL/Host)* 3 1 2 2 0.333 8 12 -4 48

Kelowna, Rimouski, and Quebec finished tied for second in points. Based on the rules for 2015, the tiebreaker was a two-step process. Results from the games against Oshawa were removed and the teams' remaining goals for, divided by the sum of their goals for plus goals against, were calculated. This resulted in Kelowna (10/[10+7]=0.59) advancing directly to the semi-final (and receiving home ice advantage). In the second step, Quebec defeated Rimouski in a sudden-death tiebreaker game to advance to the semi-final.[2]

Note: Quebec had finished behind Rimouski in the round robin when applying the new total-goal-index calculation, or the goal differential, or their round robin loss to Rimouski.

Schedule

All times local (UTC −5)[3]

Round robin

May 22 Kelowna Rockets 3 – 4 Quebec Remparts Colisée Pepsi Recap  
No scoring First period 5:18 - Nikolas Brouillard (1)
Nick Merkley (1) - sh - 17:56 Second period 13:22 - Matt Murphy (1)
Gage Quinney (1) - pp - 12:43
Leon Draisaitl (1) - pp - 19:24
Third period 2:08 - sh - Ryan Graves (1)
18:56 - en - Adam Erne (1)
Jackson Whistle 27 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Zachary Fucale 26 saves / 29 shots


May 23 Rimouski Océanic 3 – 4 Oshawa Generals Colisée Pepsi Recap  
15:26 - Tyler Boland (1)
16:10 - Alexis Loiseau (1)
First period Tobias Lindberg (1) - 4:07
Michael Dal Colle (1) - 9:27
No scoring Second period Stephen Desrocher (1) - 18:33
3:46 - pp - Jan Kostalek (1) Third period Hunter Smith (1) - 9:24
Philippe Desrosiers 33 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Ken Appleby 19 saves / 22 shots


May 24 Quebec Remparts 4 – 5 OT Oshawa Generals Colisée Pepsi Recap  
Raphaël Maheux (1) - 5:43 First period 2:18 - Michael McCarron (1)
12:40 - Michael Dal Colle (2)
Ryan Graves (2) - 2:45 Second period No scoring
Dmytro Timashov (1) - pp - 5:39
Dmytro Timashov (2) - 8:48
Third period 2:34 - Dakota Mermis (1)
17:51 - pp - Tobias Lindberg (2)
No scoring First overtime period 18:07 - Stephen Desrocher (2)
Zachary Fucale 45 saves / 50 shots Goalie stats Ken Appleby 21 saves / 25 shots


May 25 Rimouski Océanic 3 – 7 Kelowna Rockets Colisée Pepsi Recap  
Christopher Clapperton (1) - 15:14
Michael Joly (1) - pp - 18:14
First period 0:52 - Nick Merkley (2)
6:16 - Madison Bowey (1)
14:27 - Gage Quinney (2)
No scoring Second period 1:52 - pp - Gage Quinney (3)
10:42 - Nick Merkley (3)
13:18 - Leon Draisaitl (2)
Frederik Gauthier (1) - pp - 13:36 Third period 14:16 - sh - Leon Draisaitl (3)
Louis-Philip Guindon 17 saves / 22 shots
Philippe Desrosiers 12 saves / 14 shots
Goalie stats Jackson Whistle 28 saves / 31 shots


May 26 Oshawa Generals 2 – 1 Kelowna Rockets Colisée Pepsi Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Cole Cassels (1) - 4:15
Tobias Lindberg (3) - 17:16
Second period 18:11 - Gage Quinney (4)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Ken Appleby 20 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Jackson Whistle 27 saves / 29 shots


May 27 Quebec Remparts 0 – 4 Rimouski Océanic Colisée Pepsi Recap  
No scoring First period 14:36 - Justin Samson (1)
19:05 - Michael Joly (2)
No scoring Second period 5:36 - pp - Christopher Clapperton (2)
12:40 - pp - Alexis Loiseau (2)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Zachary Fucale 21 saves / 25 shots
Callum Booth 17 saves / 17 shots
Goalie stats Philippe Desrosiers 27 saves / 27 shots


Playoff Round

Tiebreaker

May 28 Quebec Remparts 5 – 2 Rimouski Océanic Colisée Pepsi Recap  
Jerome Verrier (1) - pp - 17:19 First period No scoring
Anthony Duclair (1) - 3:58
Adam Erne (2) - 16:54
Jerome Verrier (2) - 19:19
Second period 2:32 - pp - Samuel Morin (1)
16:07 - Jeremy Lepine (1)
Marc-Olivier Roy (1) - 11:31 Third period No scoring
Zachary Fucale 30 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Philippe Desrosiers 26 saves / 31 shots


Semi-Final

May 29 Quebec Remparts 3 – 9 Kelowna Rockets Colisée Pepsi Recap  
Adam Erne (3) - 3:11 First period 9:51 - Chance Braid (1)
No scoring Second period 0:17 - pp - Leon Draisaitl (4)
3:23 - pp - Justin Kirkland (1)
4:06 - Justin Kirkland (2)
16:46 - Josh Morrissey (1)
Anthony Duclair (2) - 0:21
Dmytro Timashov (3) - 6:45
Third period 2:17 - Rourke Chartier (1)
2:54 - Cole Linaker (1)
13:26 - pp - Tyson Baillie (1)
14:48 - Rourke Chartier (2)
Zachary Fucale 35 saves / 44 shots Goalie stats Jackson Whistle 20 saves / 23 shots


Final

May 31 Kelowna Rockets 1 – 2 OT Oshawa Generals Colisée Pepsi Recap  
Tomas Soustal (1) - 15:08 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 13:50 - Anthony Cirelli (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 1:28 - Anthony Cirelli (2)
Jackson Whistle 24 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Ken Appleby 37 saves / 38 shots


Statistical leaders

Skaters

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Leon Draisaitl Kelowna Rockets 5 4 3 7 12
Adam Erne Quebec Remparts 5 3 3 6 6
Michael Joly Rimouski Océanic 4 2 4 6 2
Tyson Baillie Kelowna Rockets 5 1 5 6 0
Madison Bowey Kelowna Rockets 5 1 5 6 10
Gage Quinney Kelowna Rockets 5 4 1 5 0
Tobias Lindberg Oshawa Generals 4 3 2 5 0
Nick Merkley Kelowna Rockets 5 3 2 5 14
Michael Dal Colle Oshawa Generals 4 2 3 5 0
Alexis Loiseau Rimouski Océanic 4 2 3 5 0

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Goaltending

This is a combined table of the top goaltenders based on goals against average and save percentage with at least sixty minutes played. The table is sorted by GAA.

Player Team GP W L OTL SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Ken Appleby Oshawa Generals 4 4 0 0 97 9 2.08 .915 0 260
Jackson Whistle Kelowna Rockets 5 2 2 1 139 13 2.60 .906 0 300
Philippe Desrosiers Rimouski Océanic 4 1 2 0 109 11 3.23 .899 1 204
Zachary Fucale Quebec Remparts 5 2 2 1 180 23 4.75 .872 0 291

GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; SO = Shutouts; TOI = Time on ice (minutes:seconds)

Awards

Goaltender: Ken Appleby, Oshawa Generals
Defence: Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets; Ryan Graves, Quebec Remparts
Forwards: Nick Merkley, Kelowna Rockets; Michael McCarron, Oshawa Generals; Michael Dal Colle, Oshawa Generals

Rosters

Road to the Cup

WHL Playoffs

Main article: 2014–15 WHL season

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
            
E1 Brandon 4
C5 Edmonton 1
E1 Brandon 4
E2 Regina 1
E2 Regina 4
E3 Swift Current 0
E1 Brandon 4
Eastern
C1 Calgary 1
C1 Calgary 4
C4 Kootenay 3
C1 Calgary 4
C2 Medicine Hat 1
C2 Medicine Hat 4
C3 Red Deer 1
E1 Brandon 0
B1 Kelowna 4
B1 Kelowna 4
W2 Tri-City 0
B1 Kelowna 4
B2 Victoria 1
B2 Victoria 4
B3 Prince George 1
B1 Kelowna 4
Western
U2 Portland 2
U1 Everett 4
W1 Spokane 2
U1 Everett 1
U2 Portland 4
U2 Portland 4
U3 Seattle 2

OHL Playoffs

Main article: 2014–15 OHL season

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals OHL Championship
            
1 Oshawa 4
8 Peterborough 1
1 Oshawa 4
5 Niagara 1
2 Barrie 4
7 Belleville 0
1 Oshawa 4
Eastern Conference
3 North Bay 2
3 North Bay 4
6 Kingston 0
2 Barrie 1
3 North Bay 4
4 Ottawa 2
5 Niagara 4
E1 Oshawa 4
Note: Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.
W2 Erie 1
1 Sault Ste. Marie 4
8 Saginaw 0
1 Sault Ste. Marie 4
4 Guelph 0
2 Erie 4
7 Sarnia 1
1 Sault Ste. Marie 2
Western Conference
2 Erie 4
3 London 4
6 Kitchener 2
2 Erie 4
3 London 0
4 Guelph 4
5 Owen Sound 1

QMJHL Playoffs

Main article: 2014–15 QMJHL season

Round 1 Quarter-finals Semi-finals President's Cup Championship
            
1 Rimouski 4
16 Victoriaville 0
1 Rimouski 4
14 Gatineau 1
2 Moncton 4
15 Chicoutimi 1
1 Rimouski 4
6 Val-d'Or 0
3 Blainville-Boisbriand 2
14 Gatineau 4
2 Moncton 4
12 Halifax 3
4 Quebec 4
13 Cape Breton 3
1 Rimouski 4
Note: Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second rounds.
4 Quebec 3
5 Shawinigan 3
12 Halifax 4
4 Quebec 4
9 Charlottetown 0
6 Val-d'Or 4
11 Rouyn-Noranda 2
2 Moncton 0
4 Quebec 4
7 Baie-Comeau 4
10 Saint John 1
6 Val-d'Or 4
7 Baie-Comeau 3
8 Sherbrooke 2
9 Charlottetown 4

References

  1. ^ "Quebec Remparts selected to host 2015 Memorial Cup". TSN. 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
  2. ^ "MasterCard Memorial Cup Tie-Breaking Information". Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  3. ^ Schedule Archived 2013-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Quebec Remparts roster". Archived from the original on 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2015-02-12.
  5. ^ Rimouski Océanic roster[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Kelowna Rockets roster". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  7. ^ "Oshawa Generals roster". Archived from the original on 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2015-05-16.