Memorial Cup 1992 – Played in Seattle

26 May

The championship of Junior Hockey was played at the Seattle Coliseum 20 years ago. The Seattle Thunderbirds hosted the event which featured four teams.

WHL champion – Kamloops Blazers.

OHL champion – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

QMJHL champion – Verdun College Francais

Host team – Seattle Thunderbirds

 

The championship game was a game for the ages.

Kamloops faced Sault Ste. Marie in the winner-take-all final played on Sunday May 17, 1992.

The first period was a wild one as the Blazers raced to a 3-0 lead before the Greyhounds answered back with two goals in the final 3:03 to cut the lead to one.

 

Todd Johnson scored unassisted at the 3:45 mark of the third period breaking a 3-3 tie, putting the Blazers back ahead.

Chris Simon at the 15:33 mark scored his second goal of the game to make for some late-game craziness.

With less than 20 seconds left, Zac Boyer skated in on a breakaway and beat Sault Ste. Marie goalie Kevin Hodson for the game-clinching goal.

“I almost missed it,” Boyer said. “I didn’t have time to think of anything special to do, so I just waited to see what the goalie would do. I think I made the shot by about a foot.”

The Seattle Thunderbirds a day earlier were drubbed by the Blazers 8-3 in the semifinal.

PLAYER’S OF NOTE COMPETING IN THE MEMORIAL CUP

Seattle

Turner Stevenson

Brendan Witt

Chris Osgood (goalie)

Verdun

Martin Tanguay

Kamloops

Scott Niedermayer

Darryl Sydor

Darcy Tucker

Corey Hirsch (goalie)

Sault Ste. Marie

Chris Simon

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