Memorial Cup: Josh Brown, Oshawa claim CHL crown with overtime win over Kelowna
Florida prospect draws an assist on second period game-tying goal.
The Oshawa Generals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 in overtime last night to win the 2015 Mastercard Memorial Cup. The OHL champion Generals went a perfect 4-0 in Quebec City, including two wins in overtime. It was fifth time Oshawa has won the top honor in Canadian Major Junior hockey.
Anthony Cirelli scored his second goal of the night 1:28 into the extra session. Chris Carlisle and Tobias Lindberg drew the assists on the Cup-winner.
Cirelli's first goal tied the game at the 13:50 mark of the second period. The goal was set up by Dakota Mermis and Florida Panthers prospect Josh Brown. The Generals captain finished the tilt with two shots on goal, one hit and an even rating. Look for Brown to continue his development with the Portland Pirates or Cincinnati Cyclones next season.
Kelowna's Tomas Soustel opened the scoring with a first period marker from Madison Bowey and Cole Linaker.
Oshawa's Ken Appleby made 37 saves to get the win while Jackson Whistle took the loss, finishing with 24 stops.
Despite ending up on the losing side, Edmonton Oilers prospect Leon Draisaitl was named tournament MVP, leading all skaters with 7 points.