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Memorial Cup: Jared Davidson and the Seattle Thunderbirds advance to the final
Yesterday saw the CHL Memorial Cup semi-final between the WHL representatives, the Seattle Thunderbirds, and the OHL representatives, the Peterborough Petes.

The winning team would join the Quebec Remparts in the final.

On Thursday, the Petes pulled off a remarkable comeback against the Kamloops Blazers in their tie-breaking game to advance to the Memorial Cup semi-finals.

Meanwhile, the Seattle Thunderbirds were off, and let’s just say it showed last night.

In this semi-final between two Montreal Canadiens prospects, Owen Beck and Jared Davidson, the Thunderbirds’ Owen Beck came out on top, 4-1.

It was a thoroughly deserved victory for the Thunderbirds, who dominated throughout the game, as evidenced by the shots on goal (47-28 for Seattle).

Hats off to Petes goalie Michael Simpson, who turned aside 30 shots before finally conceding for the first time late in the second period.

The Thunderbirds then quickly added to their lead in the third period thanks to Kirby Dach’s brother, Colton Dach.

The Petes hit back moments later, however, with a goal from Brennan Othmann on a pass from Owen Beck.

Unfortunately for the Petes, the Thunderbirds then dealt them a blow midway through the third period, regaining a two-goal lead thanks to Kyle Crnkovic.

The Thunderbirds finally sealed the game’s outcome with an empty-net goal.

CH prospect Jared Davidson had two assists in the game, on the third and fourth goals.

In short, Jared Davidson and the Seattle Thunderbirds eliminated Owen Beck and the Peterborough Petes to reach the first Memorial Cup final in their history.

Beck’s season is over, and it will be interesting to see if he plays with the CH next year. At least, according to Stéphane Leroux, he’s not ready for the NHL.

In any case, it’s clear that the comments made by Petes captain Shawn Spearing during the first intermission will have cringed the Thunderbirds.

In short, the Seattle Thunderbirds will face the Quebec Remparts this Sunday at 7pm in the Memorial Cup Grand Final.

Let’s just say it would be pretty weird to see the Thunderbirds, an American team, win the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) tournament.

Let’s hope the Remparts win.

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