The 1997 Memorial Cup occurred May 10-18 at the Robert Guertin Arena in Hull, Quebec. Participating teams were the host Hull Olympiques, who were also the champions of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as the QMJHL runner-up Chicoutimi Saguenéens, and the winners of the Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League, which were the Oshawa Generals and the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The Olympiques won their first Memorial Cup, over Lethbridge. The round-robin portion of the tournament also featured one of the greatest games in Memorial Cup history, in which Lethbridge trailed Hull 6-1 to start the third period of their game and stormed back to win 7-6 in overtime.

Round-robin standings Edit

Hull Olympiques (QMJHL and host) 3212212
Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) 321128
Oshawa Generals (OHL) 321712
Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL rep.) 3031017

Scores Edit


  • May 10 Oshawa 5, Chicoutimi 3
  • May 11 Lethbridge 4, Chicoutimi 2
  • May 11 Hull 8, Oshawa 0
  • May 13 Lethbridge 7, Hull 6 OT
  • May 14 Oshawa 2, Lethbridge 1
  • May 15 Hull 8, Chicoutimi 5


  • May 17 Lethbridge 5, Oshawa 4 OT


  • May 18 Hull 5, Lethbridge 1

Winning rosterEdit

Alexandre Audet, Francis Bélanger, Martin Biron, Keven Brochu, Christian Bronsard, Alexandre Couture, Jonathan Délisle, Matthieu Descoteaux, Christian Dubé, Martin Ethier, Eric Hunter, Martin Johnston, Mario Larocque, Ryan Lauzon, Steven Low, Donald MacLean, Martin Ménard, Eric Naud, Francis Nault, Pavel Rosa, Jaret Sledz, Colin White, Peter Worrell. Coach: Claude Julien

Scoring leaders Edit

  1. Christian Dube, Hull 6-4-10
  2. Donald MacLean, Hull 2-6-8
  3. Pavel Rosa, Hull 3-4-7
  4. Martin Ménard, Hull 5-1-6
  5. Frédéric Bouchard, Chic 2-4-6
  6. David Gosselin, Chic 3-2-5
  7. Denis Hamel, Chic 2-3-5
  8. Mike Josephson, Leth 2-3-5
  9. Marc Savard, Osh 0-5-5
  10. Jonathan Delisle, Hull 0-5-5
  11. Byron Ritchie, Leth 2-2-4

Goaltending leaders Edit

Statistics to be added

Award winners Edit

All-star team

  • Goal: Christian Bronsard, Hull
  • Defence: Chris Phillips, Lethbridge; Jan Snopek, Oshawa
  • Forward: Christian Dube, Hull; Martin Menard, Hull; Byron Ritchie, Lethbridge

See alsoEdit

Preceded by
1996 Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup Succeeded by
1998 Memorial Cup

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