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London wins Memorial Cup, beating Rouyn-Noranda 3-2 in OT

London Knights Mitchell Marner, left, and Christian Dvorak lift the Memorial Cup as they celebrate their overtime victory in the Memorial Cup championship game over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in Red Deer, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh / Canadian Press)
London Knights Mitchell Marner, left, and Christian Dvorak lift the Memorial Cup as they celebrate their overtime victory in the Memorial Cup championship game over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in Red Deer, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh / Canadian Press)
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RED DEER, Alberta – Matthew Tkachuk scored his second goal of the game 7:49 into overtime to give the London Knights a 3-2 victory over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Sunday in the Memorial Cup championship game.

Christian Dvorak also scored, and Tyler Parsons made 29 saves for the Ontario Hockey League champion Knights. Also the 2005 Canadian Hockey League champion, London finished the season with 17 straight victories.

Dvorak tied it with 4:11 left in the third with his tournament-leading seventh goal.

London’s Mitchell Marner was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

Francis Perron and Julien Nantel scored for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Huskies. Chase Marchand made 30 saves.

Tkachuk opened the scoring with 10:41 to play in the second, tipping in a saucer pass from Marner. The lead lasted only 15 seconds as Perron beat Parsons from the goal crease. Nantel scored 9:13 into the third to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead – and London its first deficit of the entire tournament.

London beat Rouyn-Noranda 5-2 in round-robin play.

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