Rockets beat Remparts 9-3 to advance to Memorial Cup final
QUEBEC (AP) Justin Kirkland and Rourke Chartier each scored twice and the Kelowna Rockets beat the host Quebec Remparts 9-3 on Friday night in the Memorial Cup semifinal, a wild game that had two fights and a delay caused by debris thrown onto the ice by angry fans.
The Western Hockey League champion Rockets will face the Ontario Hockey League champion Oshawa Generals on Sunday night in the title game.
Leon Draisaitl, Josh Morrissey, Cole Linaker, Chance Briad and Tyson Baillie also scored for Kelowna.
Adam Erne, Anthony Duclair and Dmytro Timashov scored for Quebec.
About 15 minutes into the second, fans rained cups, bottles, souvenir sticks and cardboard signs onto the ice when a hit from behind on Jerome Verrier by Madison Bowey went uncalled, causing a five-minute delay. Despite warnings over the PA system, at 16:38 a bag of popcorn came over the glass when Kelowna’s Dillon Dube was awarded a penalty shot after being tripped. Dube hit the post.
Quebec’s Yanick Turcotte got the wins in fights against Rodney Southam and Braid, but was ejected for taking a second major.