One Chicago Blackhawks prospect will lift the Memorial Cup on Sunday night at WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario. The only question is who?
It’s a battle of two second-round draft picks as Alex DeBrincat (2016) and the Erie Otters face off against Graham Knott (2015) and the Windsor Spitfires to be crowned the Canadian Hockey League’s top team.
Windsor went 3-0 in round-robin play to automatically advance to the championship final. The Spitfires, the host team, defeated Erie 4-2 on Wednesday to earn a three-day break before the final. Knott has two goals and one assist in Windsor’s three victories.
Windsor is trying to win its third Memorial Cup. They won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009.
Erie, the Ontario Hockey League champion, was undefeated in the tournament until its loss to Windsor.
DeBrincat’s nine points (two goals, seven assists) are tied with teammate Dylan Strome for second in the tournament only behind Taylor Raddysh’s 11. DeBrincat was named the Canadian Hockey League’s Player of the Year on Saturday.
The Otters have never won the tournament.
How to watch Memorial Cup final
Time: 6 p.m. CT
Location: WFCU Centre; Windsor, Ontario
TV: NHL Network
Live Stream: CHL Live