Owen Beck named 2024 Memorial Cup MVP

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Saginaw Spirit centre Owen Beck of Port Hope, Ontario was named the Memorial Cup most valuable player on Sunday according to the Canadian Press. He accomplished the feat after scoring the first two goals in the championship final, a 4-3 Spirit win over the London Knights. In five games, Beck had four goals and one assist for five points. He was the second round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 2022 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Beck was one of two Canadian players on the Spirit this season to win a major Canadian Hockey League Award. He was joined by Zane Parekh of Nobleton, Ontario, who won the award for the top defenseman. Parekh had 33 goals and 63 assists for 96 points in 66 games, and was a +39.

The CHL Awards for this past season were announced on Saturday. Moose Jaw Warriors centre Jagger Firkus of Irma, Alberta won the David Branch Player of the Year Award and won the award for the CHL’s top scorer. He had 61 goals and 65 assists for 126 points in 63 games. Other Canadians honoured were Rouyn-Norand Huskies goaltender William Rousseau of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec (top goaltender), Medicine Hat Tigers left winger Gavin McKenna of Whitehorse, Yukon (top rookie), and Jean-Francois Gregoire of Sherbrooke, Quebec and the Baie-Comeau Drakkar (top coach).


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