Memorial Cup Game Night: 5-22-17

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Erie Otters 12

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Memorial Cup: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 8-7-15, +17, 22 PIM
Season Totals: 65 GP, 40-14-54, +10, 103 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Memorial Cup: 2 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 13-19-32, +20, 14 PIM
Season Totals: 54 GP, 36-44-80, +37, 57 PIM

D Erik Cernak, Erie: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Memorial Cup: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 22 GP, 1-8-9, +17, 10 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 41 GP, 4-11-15, +7, 35 PIM

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 1-3-4, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 9/12 FO, *Third Star*
Memorial Cup: 2 GP: 1-4-5, +2, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 22 GP, 15-16-31, +18, 4 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 25-39-64, +36, 12 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 2-4-6, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Second Star*
Memorial Cup: 2 GP, 2-6-8, +2, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 22 GP, 12-19-31, +16, 18 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 42-66-108, +67, 37 PIM

OHL champ Erie crushed the Sea Dogs Monday night in a game featuring five Lightning prospects. Mathieu Joseph had a strong first shift, hitting the post and knocking an Otter flying with a hard hit, but it was all downhill from there for Saint John. Taylor Raddysh scored his first of the game off a pass from Anthony Cirelli on the game’s second shift and Erie would never look back. Raddysh was temporarily tied for the Memorial Cup record for points in a game with six before his teammate Dylan Strome (Coyotes) scored his fourth goal and seventh point. Cirelli and Raddysh were strong on and off the puck all night and Erie was simply too fast and skilled for Saint John. Joseph showed good jump all night, earning a penalty shot, but he was unable to convert the opportunity. Imama wasn’t overly visible in the game. Stay-at-home defenseman Erik Cernak was solid on defense for Erie and contributed an assist. Erie will play Windsor Tuesday with the winner advancing to the championship game. The loser of that game will play the winner of Seattle-Saint John in the semifinals. Despite the Sea Dogs’ 0-2 start, they can still get to the finals.