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Gameday Preview: Cataractes vs. Bulldogs, June 23

Presidents Cup Champion Shawinigan Cataractes will be seeking his second Memorial Cup win of 2022 presented by Kia tonight in the fight against the Hamilton Bulldogs.

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The Shawinigan Cataractes got off to a perfect start on Tuesday night with a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings as they seek a second Memorial Cup title.

Olivier Nadeau scored the winning goal in the third period while Xavier Bourgault had a goal and an assist. Captain Mavrik Bourque scored the win with two assists, including the primary assist for the game-winning goal.

Shawinigan is 7-4-0 all-time at the Memorial Cup, dating back to their win in 2012, tonight with a three-game winning streak in the tournament.

Hamilton, who clinched his second OHL title earlier this month, was beaten 5-3 by Saint John in the tournament opener on Monday night.

Ryan Winterton scored two goals with man advantage and despite a third third push, the Bulldogs lost their tournament opener for the second time in franchise history. In their only other Memorial Cup appearance, Hamilton lost to Regina in the semifinals and is 2-3-0 all-time.

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Winterton wasn’t the only Bulldog to score three points on Monday night, as fellow forward Logan Morrison had three assists.

It continued an incredible scoring streak for the 19-year-old, who finished the regular season with points in four straight games before scoring at least a point in all 19 Hamilton playoff games as he stormed to Wayne Gretzky ’99’ Award MVP the OHL playoffs.

After a postseason in which he scored five game-winning goals, Bourgault, a 2021 first-round pick by the Edmonton Oilers, continued his impressive postseason with a two-point effort on Tuesday.

Bourgault led the Cataractes in the regular season with 36 goals while his 75 points trailed only Nadeau. His 12 goals in the QMJHL Playoffs was a team high.

where to see

Today’s game can be seen LIVE on TSN 1 and 5 as well as RDS. Tonight’s puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM AT / 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT from Harbor Station.
International viewers can watch on CHLTV, while fans in the US can tune in LIVE on NHL Network.

In addition, a complete game archive can be found on CHLTV after the game.

What’s happening today

Presented by Deloitte Canada, the speaker series continues today at 2:00 p.m. in the Market Square Atrium with former NHL player Everett Sanipass as today’s guest. In parts of five seasons, Sanipass played 164 games and scored 25 goals.

Tonight’s Bash on the Bay performer, presented by AIM Recycling, is David Ayres who will take the stage at Area 506 at 4:00pm.

Finally, the One For All district, presented by McCains, opens Uptow today. Thursday’s activities, highlighted as LGBTQ2+ Day, include a roller derby demo, a drag show and live music performances. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m

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