2016 Memorial Cup
Red Deer, Alberta
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Host teamRed Deer Rebels
VenueENMAX Centrium
ChampionsLondon Knights
DurationMay 20–29, 2016
Number of teams4
Total attendance58,750
TelevisionSportsnet, TVA Sports
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The 2016 Memorial Cup (branded as the 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup for sponsorship reasons) was a four-team, round-robin format tournament that took place at the ENMAX Centrium in Red Deer, from May 20–29, 2016. It was the 98th Memorial Cup championship and determined the champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). The tournament was hosted by the Red Deer Rebels, who won the right to host the tournament over a bid by the Vancouver Giants.[1] Other teams participating were the WHL champion Brandon Wheat Kings, the OHL champion London Knights, and the QMJHL champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. The tournament ended with the London Knights winning their second Memorial Cup, defeating the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3–2 in overtime in the championship final. The Knights won 17 consecutive games to take the title, dating back to the second round of the OHL playoffs.

Red Deer was the first city in Alberta to host since 1974, and the Rebels were therefore the first Albertan host team since the tournament adopted its current format in 1983. All games were televised in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports. The NHL Network televised the games in the United States.

Mitch Marner lifts the Memorial Cup over his head following the London Knights' victory.
Mitch Marner lifts the Memorial Cup over his head following the London Knights' victory.

Round-robin standings

  Indicates team advanced directly to the championship game

  Indicates team advanced to the semifinal game

  Indicates team won the tie-breaker to advance to the semi-finals

Team GP W L GF GA
London Knights (OHL) 3 3 0 20 5
Red Deer Rebels (WHL/Host) 3 2 1 9 9
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) 3 1 2 9 13
Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 3 0 3 5 16

Schedule

All times local (UTC −7)[2]

Round robin

May 20 Red Deer Rebels 2–6 London Knights ENMAX Centrium Recap  
No scoring First period 13:51 – pp – Aaron Berisha (1)
16:39 – Christian Dvorak (1)
18:31 – Christian Dvorak (2)
Luke Philip (1) – 19:45 Second period 13:04 – Mitch Marner (1)
16:59 – ppVictor Mete (1)
18:45 – Mitch Marner (2)
Adam Helewka (1) – 9:35 Third period No scoring
Rylan Toth 30 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Tyler Parsons 30 saves / 32 shots


May 21 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5–3 Brandon Wheat Kings ENMAX Centrium Recap  
Anthony-John Greer (1) – 14:06
Gabriel Fontaine (1) – 18:33
Timo Meier (1) – 19:36
First period 2:44 – Reid Duke (1)
Philippe Myers (1) – pp – 13:29
Timo Meier (2) – 17:10
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 8:07 – Tyler Coulter (1)
12:14 – John Quenneville (1)
Chase Marchand 38 saves / 41 shots Goalie stats Jordan Papirny 24 saves / 29 shots


May 22 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2–5 Red Deer Rebels ENMAX Centrium Recap  
Timo Meier (3) – pp – 4:17
Julien Nantel (1) – 8:00
First period 11:07 – Evan Polei (1)
No scoring Second period 0:40 – Adam Helewka (2)
4:46 – ppJake DeBrusk (1)
8:50 – Adam Helewka (3)
No scoring Third period 16:56 – Haydn Fleury (1)
Chase Marchand 33 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Rylan Toth 22 saves / 24 shots


May 23 London Knights 9–1 Brandon Wheat Kings ENMAX Centrium Recap  
Christian Dvorak (3) – pp – 4:35
Cliff Pu (1) – 7:50
Aaron Berisha (2) – pp – 14:36
Matthew Tkachuk (1) – 19:29
First period No scoring
JJ Piccinich (1) – 4:30
Christian Dvorak (4) – pp – 10:51
Max Jones (1) – 18:16
Second period 6:26 – pp – Stelio Mattheos (1)
Christian Dvorak (5) – 0:43
Daniel Bernhardt (1) – pp – 2:44
Third period No scoring
Tyler Parsons 24 saves / 25 shots
Brendan Burke 11 saves / 11 shots
Goalie stats Jordan Papirny 19 saves / 26 shots
Logan Thompson 3 saves / 5 shots


May 24 London Knights 5–2 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies ENMAX Centrium Recap  
JJ Piccinich (2) – pp – 6:06
Matthew Tkachuk (2) – pp – 17:43
First period No scoring
Max Jones (2) - sh - 17:28 Second period 10:04 – ppTimo Meier (4)
Christian Dvorak (6) – pp – 6:20
Matthew Tkachuk – en – 18:29
Third period 7:59 – pp – Timo Meier (5)
Tyler Parsons 30 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Chase Marchand 20 saves / 24 shots


May 25 Brandon Wheat Kings 1–2 OT Red Deer Rebels ENMAX Centrium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Tim McGauley (1) – 11:26 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 14:55 – Adam Musil (1)
No scoring First overtime period 3:50 – Evan Polei (2)
Jordan Papirny 30 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Rylan Toth 33 saves / 34 shots


Playoff Round

Semi-Final

May 27 Red Deer Rebels 1–3 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies ENMAX Centrium Recap  
No scoring First period 10:51 – ppFrancis Perron (1)
11:58 – Martins Dzierkals (1)
Luke Philip (2) – pp – 13:34 Second period 5:04 – pp – Nikolas Brouillard (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Rylan Toth 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Chase Marchand 36 saves / 37 shots


Final

May 29 London Knights 3–2 OT Rouyn-Noranda Huskies ENMAX Centrium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Matthew Tkachuk (4) – 9:19 Second period 9:34 – Francis Perron (2)
Christian Dvorak (7) – 15:49 Third period 9:13 – Julien Nantel (2)
Matthew Tkachuk (5) – 7:49 First overtime period No scoring
Tyler Parsons 29 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Chase Marchand 30 saves / 33 saves


Statistical leaders

Skaters

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Mitch Marner London Knights 4 2 12 14 4
Christian Dvorak London Knights 4 7 5 12 0
Matthew Tkachuk London Knights 4 5 3 8 4
Timo Meier Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 5 3 8 6
Francis Perron Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 2 6 8 0
Olli Juolevi London Knights 4 0 7 7 6
Haydn Fleury Red Deer Rebels 4 1 4 5 4
Adam Helewka Red Deer Rebels 4 3 1 4 0
Aaron Berisha London Knights 4 2 2 4 0
Max Jones London Knights 4 2 2 4 8

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 120 minutes played. The table is sorted by GAA.

Player Team GP W L OTL SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Tyler Parsons London Knights 4 4 0 0 120 7 1.78 .942 0 235
Rylan Toth Red Deer Rebels 4 2 2 0 121 12 2.99 .901 0 241
Chase Marchand Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 2 2 1 173 16 3.13 .908 0 307
Jordan Papirny Brandon Wheat Kings 3 0 2 1 87 14 5.16 .839 0 163

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: Tyler Parsons, London Knights
Defence: Olli Juolevi, London Knights; Haydn Fleury, Red Deer Rebels
Forwards: Christian Dvorak, London Knights; Mitch Marner, London Knights; Timo Meier, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

Rosters

Road to the Cup

WHL Playoffs

Main article: 2015–16 WHL season

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
            
E1 Brandon 4
W2 Edmonton 2
E1 Brandon 4
E3 Moose Jaw 1
E2 Prince Albert 1
E3 Moose Jaw 4
E1 Brandon 4
Eastern
C2 Red Deer 1
C2 Red Deer 4
C3 Calgary 1
C2 Red Deer 4
W1 Regina 3
C1 Lethbridge 1
W1 Regina 4
E1 Brandon 4
U1 Seattle 1
B1 Victoria 4
W2 Spokane 2
B1 Victoria 3
B2 Kelowna 4
B2 Kelowna 4
B3 Kamloops 3
B2 Kelowna 0
Western
U1 Seattle 4
U1 Seattle 4
W1 Prince George 0
U1 Seattle 4
U2 Everett 1
U2 Everett 4
U3 Portland 0

OHL Playoffs

Main article: 2015–16 OHL season

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals OHL Championship
            
2 Barrie 4
7 Mississauga 3
2 Barrie 4
3 North Bay 0
3 North Bay 4
6 Peterborough 3
2 Barrie 0
Eastern Conference
4 Niagara 4
1 Kingston 4
8 Oshawa 1
1 Kingston 0
4 Niagara 4
4 Niagara 4
5 Ottawa 1
E4 Niagara 0
Note: Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.
W3 London 4
1 Erie 4
8 Saginaw 0
1 Erie 4
7 Sault Ste. Marie 1
2 Sarnia 3
7 Sault Ste. Marie 4
1 Erie 0
Western Conference
3 London 4
3 London 4
6 Owen Sound 2
3 London 4
4 Kitchener 0
4 Kitchener 4
5 Windsor 1

QMJHL Playoffs

Main article: 2015–16 QMJHL season

Round 1 Quarter-finals Semi-finals President's Cup Championship
            
1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
16 Drummondville 0
1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
13 Blainville-Boisbriand 1
4 Val-d'Or 2
13 Blainville-Boisbriand 4
1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
6 Moncton 2
5 Gatineau 4
12 Quebec 0
5 Gatineau 2
6 Moncton 4
6 Moncton 4
11 Victoriaville 1
1 Rouyn-Noranda 4
2 Shawinigan 1
2 Shawinigan 4
15 Sherbrooke 1
2 Shawinigan 4
9 Charlottetown 2
8 Rimouski 2
9 Charlottetown 4
2 Shawinigan 4
3 Saint John 1
3 Saint John 4
14 Acadie–Bathurst 1
3 Saint John 4
7 Cape Breton 3
7 Cape Breton 4
10 Chicoutimi 2

References

  1. ^ "RED DEER SELECTED TO HOST 2016 MASTERCARD MEMORIAL CUP". Whl.ca. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  2. ^ Schedule Archived 2013-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Red Deer Rebels roster". Archived from the original on 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  4. ^ "Brandon Wheat Kings roster". Archived from the original on 2016-05-17. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  5. ^ "Rouyn-Noranda Huskies roster". Archived from the original on 2016-05-18. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
  6. ^ "London Knights roster". Archived from the original on 2016-05-14. Retrieved 2016-05-12.