Close, But No Cigar for Winterhawks
SASKATOON (AP)- Saskatchewan -- Nathan MacKinnon scored three goals to lead the Halifax Mooseheads to their first Memorial Cup title, 6-4 over the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday night.
Trailing 5-2, the Winterhawks scored twice late in the third period to close within a goal. But Halifax sealed its victory with an empty-net goal in the last minute.
Konrad Abeltshauser scored twice, Martin Frk added a goal, and Jonathan Drouin assisted on five of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Halifax's goals. The Mooseheads finished the regular season, playoffs and Memorial Cup a combined 77-8-4.
Nicolas Petan, Seth Jones, Brendan Leipsic and Ty Rattie scored for Western Hockey League champion Portland. Rattie and Petan also had three assists apiece.
Mac Carruth stopped 36 shots for Portland; Zachary Fucale made 40 saves for Halifax.
By: The Associated Press