Sunday night the St. John Sea Dogs defeated the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 3-1 in Mississauga’s backyard.
The 2011 Memorial Cup would be a completely different story for Calgary-raised Jacob DeSerres. Last year, DeSerres gave up nine goals in the Memorial Cup final with the Brandon Wheat Kings while playing the Windsor Spitfires. This year, he would only give up one in the championship final.
A draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers, DeSerres made 34 saves in the Championship final.
The Sea Dogs got their goals from Simon Despres, a draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins who won a silver medal with Canada at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, Jonathan Huberdeau, who is ranked fourth in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft rankings, and defensive forward specialist Zack Phillips.
This is the first time since 2006 that a team from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League won the Memorial Cup.