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Owen Beck scores and joins Logan Mailloux in OHL final
In recent weeks, there has been talk of the Canadiens having five semi-finalists in the various CHL leagues. The chances of seeing at least one of them at the Memorial Cup were there.

And as of today, it’s safe to say there’s at least one.

Unfortunately, it’s not thanks to the QMJHL that this is possible. After all, the Remparts and Mooseheads eliminated Riley Kidney’s Olympiques and Joshua Roy’s Phoenix.

Perhaps it will be (in part) thanks to the WHL, as Jared Davidson, who plays for the Seattle Thunderbirds, managed to buy his way into the WHL final last night. He will face the Winnipeg ICE.

The hosts of the Memorial Cup (the Kamloops Blazers) were beaten in six games by Seattle.

But thanks to what happened in the OHL, we can now say loud and clear that there will be a (significant) Canadiens prospect fighting it out in the four-team tournament in Kamloops.

First of all, it’s important to remember that Logan Mailloux has already been in the finals for a few days, following his team’s (London) semi-final victory over Sarnia.

But now he’ll be facing another CH hopeful in the OHL final.

Owen Beck and the Peterborough Petes qualified last night with a win in Game #7 of their series against the North Bay Battalions.

In the 3-2 win, Beck found the back of the net. Late in the game, he was also very good at preserving his team’s lead, especially when the net was empty. So he did what he was drafted to do.

That’s what we want to see from him.

With 13 points in 17 games since the start of the playoffs, Beck isn’t the most dominant of men. Will he be able to take his game to the next level against London?

In bursts

– Tyler Toffoli is Canada’s captain.

– That’s a good one.

– Kent Hughes reiterates: he’ll pick the best player available. [TSN 690]

– To be continued.

– He wasn’t very well received in Chicago.

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