RIMOUSKI, Quebec – Adam Henrique, Dale Mitchell and Rob Kwiet scored on Windsor’s first three shots of the game, and the Spitfires won their first Memorial Cup title with a 4-1 victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday.
Ryan Ellis also scored, and Andrew Engelage made 21 saves for Windsor. The Ontario Hockey League champion opened the four-team tournament with losses to Drummondville and Rimouski before running off four straight wins to take the title.
Colin Long scored for Western Hockey League winner Kelowna, the 2004 Memorial Cup champion. The Rockets were playing for the first time since losing to Windsor 2-1 on Tuesday night in their final round-robin game. After that game, Windsor beat Rimouski in the tiebreaker game, then topped Drummondville in the semifinal. The Spitfires are the first team to win the title after playing in the tiebreaker game.
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