2017 Memorial Cup Preview: Erie Otters vs Windsor Spitfires

On May 28th in Windsor, Ontario at the 2017 Memorial Cup, two Ontario Hockey League major junior ‘A’ hockey franchise will meet in an all Ontario match – up for the first time at the Memorial Cup national championship since 1993 when the OHL Soo Greyhounds hoisted the cup with a 4 – 2 win over the OHL Peterborough Petes.

With 44 days off entering into the this seasons national championships, the hosts, the Windsor Spitfires will hit the ice at 7:00 (EST) p.m at the WCFU Centre against the 2017 Ontario Hockey League champions, the Erie Otters. After finishing, atop of the 2017 Memorial Cup standings with three straight wins in round robin, the Spitfires earned an automatic berth into the championship match – up while the Otters needed to meet the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champions, the St John Sea Dogs in May 26th semi – final. With a 6 – 3 win over the Sea Dogs, the OHL Otters punched their ticket to the 2017 final.

In game six of round robin, Windsor handed the Otters a 4 – 2 loss on May 24th in front of 6100 major junior ‘A’ hockey fans at the 2017 Memorial Cup.

Erie Otters Top Producers
Taylor Raddysh (4gp, 5g, 6a, 4 PPG)
Dylan Strome (4gp, 6g, 3a, 1 GWG)
Alex DeBrincat (4gp, 2g, 7a, 2 PPG)
Troy Timpano (4gp, 1.67 GAA, 0.939 SV%, 235 MINS)

Windsor Spitifres Top Producers
Jeremiah Addison (3gp, 5g, 1a, 1 PPG)
Jeremy Bracco (3gp, 3g, 2a, 3 PPA)
Gabriel Vilardi (3gp, 5a, 1 PPA)
Michael DiPietro (3gp, 3.58 GAA, 0.835 SV%, 180 MINS)

NHL Selections
Erie Otter NHL Draft Selection
Player (Position) Birth Year (Birth Place) NHL Team (Round – Selection)
Alex DeBrincat (F) 1997 (Farmington, MI) Chicago Blackhawks (2nd Round-39th Overall)
Kyle Pettit (F) 1996 (Komoka, ON) Vancouver Canucks (6th Round – 58th Overall)
Taylor Raddysh (F) 1998 (Caledon, ON) Tampa Bay Lightning (2nd Round – 58th Overall)
Dylan Strome (F) 1997 (Mississauga, ON) Arizona Coyotes (1st Round – 3rd Overall)
Anthony Cirelli (F) 1997 (Woodbridge, ON) Tampa Bay Lightning (3rd Round – 72nd Overall)
Warren Foegele (F) 1996 (Markham, ON) Carolina Hurricanes (3rd Round – 67th Overall)
Jordan Sambrook (D) 1998 (Markham, ON) Detroit Red Wings (5th Round – 137th Overall)
Erik Černák (D) 1997 (Košice, Slovakia) LA Kings (2nd Round – 43rd Overall)

Windsor Spitfires NHL Draft Selection
Player (Position) Birth Year (Birth Place) NHL Team (Round – Selection)
Logan Stanley (D) 1998 (Waterloo, ON) Winnipeg Jets (1st Round – 18th Overall)
Mikhail Sergachev (D) 1998 (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) Montreal Canadiens (1st Round – 9th Overall)
Jalen Chatfield (D) 1996 (Ypsilanti, MI) Vancouver Canucks (Free Agent)
Sean Day (D) 1998 (Rochester, MI) New York Rangers (3rd Round – 81st Overall)
Jeremiah Addison (F) 1996 (Brampton, ON) Montreal Canadiens (7th Round – 207th Overall)
Logan Brown (F) 1998 (Raleigh, NC) Ottawa Senators (1st Round – 11th Overall)
Julius Nattinen (F) 1997 (Jyvaskyla, Finland) Anaheim Ducks (2nd Round – 59th Overall)
Graham Knott (F) 1997 (Holland Landing, ON) Chicago Blackhawks (2nd Round – 54th Overall)
Christiano DiGriacinto (F) 1996 (Hamilton, ON) Tampa Bay Lightning (6th Round – 170th Overall)
Jeremy Bracco (F) 1997 (Freeport, NY) Toronto Maple Leafs (2nd Round – 61st Overall)

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