Acadie-Bathurst Titan win 2018 Memorial Cup

Acadie-Bathurst Titan (Wikimedia Commons)

The Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League won the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup on Sunday from the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Titan defeated the host Regina Pats 3-0 in the championship final.

It was a strong game for Titan goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick of St. John’s, Newfoundland, who picked up the shutout. Fitzpatrick made 28 saves in the Acadie-Bathurst win to lower his goals against average at the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup to 2.96 and increase his save percentage to .906.

Adam Holwell of St. John’s Newfoundland scored the game winning goal for Acadie-Bathurst with 3:50 remaining in the first period. The other Titan goal scorers were Samuel Asselin of L’Assomption, Quebec and Ethan Crossman of Sackville, New Brunswick.

This was the second time ever that a team from New Brunswick won the Memorial Cup. The Saint John Sea Dogs beat the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 3-1 to win the 2011 Memorial Cup at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The Sea Dogs leading scorer that year was Jonathan Huberdeau of Saint-Jerome, Quebec, who went on to win the Calder Trophy while playing for the Florida Panthers.

Jeffrey Truchon-Viel was the leading scorer for the Titan at the 2018 Memorial Cup. He had three goals and seven assists for 10 points.

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