Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Breaking Down the Pats and the Titan Ahead of the 100th Memorial Cup Final

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Breaking Down the Pats and the Titan Ahead of the 100th Memorial Cup Final

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Pats, Titan set to clash in Memorial Cup final


REGINA - The 100th Memorial Cup will be decided at Brandt Centre on Sunday night when the host Regina Pats take on the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Here's a break down of the two teams competing for the Canadian major junior championship:


Regina: The Pats' first line of captain Sam Steel and wingers Cameron Hebig and Nick Henry has been on fire at the tournament. Steel leads all forwards with 13 points, including 11 assists. Henry, meanwhile, leads the tournament with five goals, including a hat trick on Wednesday against the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League. Hebig has four goals through four games.

Acadie-Bathurst: The Titan have been led at the Memorial Cup by captain Jeffrey Truchon-Viel's nine points, but he has also been a force physically. Linemate Liam Murphy has also used his body to his advantage and has two goals and two assists. Speedy forward Samuel Asselin leads Acadie-Bathurst with four goals and has one of the team's three short-handed goals.


Regina: Josh Mahura has logged the most minutes amongst Pats defencemen in the tournament and is tied for the tournament lead amongst blueliners with seven points. Libor Hajek has played alongside Mahura and been solid while Regina has also received strong play from Cale Fleury and Brady Pouteau.

Acadie-Bathurst: Draft-eligible prospect Noah Dobson has led the way on the Titan blue line, which has consistently jumped into the play and contributed offensively. Dobson is tied with Mahura with seven points and has showed strong poise at the point. Olivier Galipeau and Adam Holwell have also stood out and been forces for Acadie-Bathurst.


Regina: Max Paddock missed the first round of the WHL playoffs with an injury but has stepped back into the lineup and been the Pats' No. …

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