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Devils prospects eye semis at Memorial Cup

Thursday, 05.21.2009 / 11:21 AM ET / News
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Devils prospects eye semis at Memorial Cup
newjerseydevils.com – A trio of Devils prospects are looking to move on to the semifinals at the 2009 Memorial Cup in Rimouski, Quebec.

Patrice Cormier of the Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) will battle Adam Henrique and Harry Young of the Windsor Spitfires (OHL) in Thursday’s tiebreaker (7 p.m. ET, NHL Network). The winner faces the Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) in Friday’s semifinal (7 p.m., NHL Network).

The semifinal winner moves on to meet the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) for the right to hoist the 91-year-old Memorial Cup on Sunday (4 p.m. ET, NHL Network).

Cormier had a goal Wednesday for the host Oceanic, who lost to Drummondville, 3-2, in overtime. Cormier, the Devils’ third choice in the 2008 Entry Draft, has two goals in three Memorial Cup games. The center notched 23 goals and 28 assists in 54 regular season games with the Oceanic before registering four goals and six assists in 13 QMJHL postseason contests.

Henrique was New Jersey’s fourth pick in last year’s Draft and has also had a successful tournament with two goals and two assists in three games. Another center, Henrique tallied 30 goals and 33 assists in 56 regular season appearances with the Spitfires, adding eight goals and nine assists in 20 playoff games. Windsor beat Brampton in five for the OHL title.

Young, a defenseman, was New Jersey’s eighth choice in 2008 and has one helper in this year’s Memorial Cup. He collected eight goals and four assists during the regular season despite being limited to 46 games. A Windsor native, Young had a goal and four assists for his hometown Spitfires in the OHL playoffs.

The annual Memorial Cup tournament features the three Canadian major junior championship winners and a fourth team from the host city in a round-robin format. The squads must survive a full regular season and win their respective league championship for a berth in the nine-day event.

Past winners have included Devils head coach Brent Sutter, who coached the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) to the 2001 title, and forward David Clarkson (Kitchener, 2003). Former Devils Scott Stevens (Kitchener, 1982) and Scott Niedermayer (Kamloops, 1992) also won.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59