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Owen Beck and Logan Mailloux have had a big rivalry lately.

In the last few days, Owen Beck has become an OHL champion. Although he didn’t play in the final game against London, the Canadian prospect has done well in the series so far.

And his Petes coach is the first to take note.

He’s been a beast in the playoffs. From the first game [to the last]. – Peterborough coach Rob Wilson on Owen Beck

Because even though he gave some dirty shots during the playoffs(especially in the final) and didn’t produce offensively to the fans’ expectations, he was excellent in his coach’s eyes.

Why was that? Because, as we learn in this article by Alexandre Gascon, they wanted to turn him into a Ryan O’Reilly-type player, a guy who can do anything in 200 feet.

Over the course of the final, he managed to make a name for himself for more than just his points. For better or worse, he was physically involved against the London Knights.

London is the club of Logan Mailloux, the CH’s first pick in 2021. There was a lot of breaststroke between the two teams, but especially between the two Canadian prospects.

And it showed.

In fact, Owen Beck’s father texted his son after Game 3 of the series to remind him that it was all very well to bully Mailloux, but that the guys would be playing together in the future.

He was worried about all the talking and shoving.

It’s a bit strange after such a competitive series to find ourselves on the same team. – Owen Beck on his father and Logan Mailloux’s comments

On the one hand, I don’t hate to see such a character trait in a hopeful. On the other, I don’t want it to undermine the relationship between the two men going forward.

They’ll have to keep things in perspective.

Owen Beck is one of two Habs prospects with a chance to play in the Memorial Cup tournament, which begins tonight.

Jared Davidson (Seattle) and Beck will have tonight off, as Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts and the Kamloops Blazers will play the first game of the tournament.

Tomorrow night, Seattle and Peterborough cross swords.

Beck will be eligible to play tomorrow night. Even though he still has a game of suspension to serve in the OHL, the young man has been given the OK by the NHL (yes, yes) to take part in Saturday’s game.

In gusto

– Speaking of the Memorial Cup.

– Bob Hartley reports that Johnny Gaudreau was insulted by the Flames’ first contract offer.[BPM Sports]

– NHL schedule: the finals will start on either May 31 or June 3. It’ll depend on tomorrow’s game.

– With good reason.

– What do you think?

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