Memorial Cup Game Night: 5-22-17

Saint John Sea Dogs 7 vs Seattle Thunderbirds 0

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Third Star*
Memorial Cup: 3 GP, 1-2-3, E, 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: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Memorial Cup: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +1, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 13-19-32, +20, 14 PIM
Season Totals: 54 GP, 36-44-80, +37, 57 PIM

Boko Imama had a goal and two assists and Callum Booth (Hurricanes) stopped all 31 shots he faced as Saint John stayed alive in the Memorial Cup by eliminating WHL champ Seattle Tuesday night, 7-0. The Sea Dogs exploded for six goals in the second period – five in just over three minutes – to advance to the tournament semifinals. Mathieu Joseph was dangerous all night, drawing penalties and throwing hits. His goal came off the weak side when he snapped a rolling puck into the far top corner of the net. Boko’s goal came off a turnover in the high slot when he knocked the puck carrier off the puck, spun, and snapped his shot by the goalie in one motion. He had an assist on Joseph’s goal by starting the rush through the neutral zone. Saint John will play the loser of Wednesday’s Erie-Windsor match-up. The winner of Wednesday’s game gets a bye to the finals.