Alex DeBrincat, 3 More Hawks Prospects Headed To Memorial Cup

On Friday night, Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat capped a history-making OHL season with a championship.

DeBrincat and the Erie Otters defeated the Mississauga Steelheads in overtime to clinch the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL champions. For his part, DeBrincat posted 13 goals and 25 assists in 22 postseason games after a record-breaking regular season of 127 points in 63 games.

The Saint John Sea Dogs will represent the QMJHL in the 2017 Memorial Cup. Forward Matthew Highmore, who signed as an undrafted free agent with the Blackhawks in March, scored six goals with 18 assists in 18 postseason games. Highmore led Saint John with 89 points (34 goals, 55 assists) in regular season games.

Highmore’s teammate, Nathan Noel, scored two goals win seven assists in his postseason run. In spite of missing a dozen games during the regular season, Noel had a strong year with 24 goals and 26 assists in 52 games.

The Windsor Spitfires did not end their season with a league championship – they lost Game 7 of their OHL first round series – but, as the host team, will be on the ice as well. Graham Knott, who was traded to Windsor early this season, had two goals and two assists in his seven-game postseason. After being traded, Knott had 11 goals and 24 assists in 45 regular season games with Windsor.

The round-robin games of the Memorial Cup begin on Friday, May 19.

24 thoughts on “Alex DeBrincat, 3 More Hawks Prospects Headed To Memorial Cup

  1. I’d like to watch the games – does anyone know if they will be televised?

    St. Johns breezed through going 16-2 to win the QMJHL. Erie had a little more of a challenge winning the OHL going 16-6 with London taking them to 7 games in round-2. The WHL is still up for grabs with Seattle leading 3 games to 2 against Sam Steel’s Regina (Steel being the guy who beat out DeBrincat for CHL scoring leader).

  2. Ebony the memorial cup is on sportsnet in Canada and nhl network in the U.S.A. and the CHL streamlines it also.

  3. WHL plays more games than the OHL.

    Steel played 66 of 72 games and scored 131 points. 1.98 ppg
    Debrincat played 63 of 68 games and scored 127 points- 2.01ppg

    Can’t really compare leagues.

  4. In other news, Nick Schmaltz was back on the ice at the Worlds and back on the second line scoring an assist after Landeskog blew him up 30 seconds in 2 games prior. He missed the next game against France.

    Good to see that he seems to be ok. Needs a better shot though, All he does is distribute.

  5. Schmatlz, keep getting better by learning/practicing.

    Would be better if they made that tournament play on regular size ice.

  6. Thanks Ian.

    Ernie, I know … but Steel had a helluva season too and they were neck and neck coming down the stretch.

  7. Watch Knott closely-he has grown an inch and might grow more. (perhaps end up 6′ 5) He’s also not a string bean anymore. He has many of the tough defensive assignments for the Spitfires. It’s hard to compare skating of these big guys–let me know what you think. He glides a lot, but seems to be improving–might be a good bottom 6 forward one day.

  8. This player is really really small, I know it’s a different league where speed rules the day, and frankly, if anyone knows about “Small” it’s me!!

  9. My comment at 7:53 had to do with Below the Belt size. As if you guys didn’t already know. Tee!!

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    “Who just farted??”

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  12. Go Preds Go. I know we were swept by them but PK Subban is a hottie. I like my Mandinko men, I’m also from Bastan and like cack.

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