Host Saint John wins Memorial Cup junior hockey title

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (AP) – Vincent Sevigny and Cam MacDonald scored early and host Saint John Sea Dogs won the Memorial Cup, beating Ontario Hockey League champion Hamilton Bulldogs 6-3 on Wednesday night.

Saint John won his second Memorial Cup title in four appearances and recovered from a first-round loss to Rimouski in the playoffs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The Sea Dogs also won in 2011 in Mississauga, Ontario, and lost in the semifinals in 2012 and 2017. The event features the winners of the three major junior competitions and the host team.

Riley Bezeau, William Dufour, Josh Lawrence and Peter Reynolds also scored for Saint John, directed by University of New Brunswick interim coach Gardiner MacDougall. Nikolas Hurtubise made 25 saves.

Mason McTavish scored twice for Hamilton. Jan Mysak has also joined.

Sevigny opened the scoring at 2:35 and MacDonald made it 2-0 at 5:47. McTavish made it to 2-1 at 7.45am of the first.

Bezeau and Dufour scored early in the second period in a 34-second period. Mysak got one back for Hamilton with nine seconds left in the second.

Lawrence made it 5-2 at 6:32 of the third.

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