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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Spokane Chiefs win Memorial Cup, then break it.

On Sunday, the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Kitchener Rangers 4-1 to win the Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup. Drayson Bowman, Carolina's third round pick in the 2007 entry draft, scored the Cup winning goal.

Chiefs netminder Dustin Tokarski put on a remarkable show, making 53 saves, including 25 in the third period.

In a shocking moment, Chiefs captain Chris Bruton dropped the Cup on the ice, breaking it in two pieces. The Kitchener crowd, and the rest of the Chiefs looked on in stunned silence as they figured out what to do. The Cup will be repaired, but I'm sure that Bruton will never be able to live that one down.

Bowman has one more year of eligibility in junior hockey, and will probably play at least one year in Albany. All reports are that he won't be expected to play in Raleigh until at least 2010-11.

1 comment:

stephanie said...

the cup which is a replica that has been in use for years (the real one is in the hall of fame) snapped while in his hands causing it to fall...it was a freak happening that had nothing to do with brutons handling of it.


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