Acadie-Bathurst Titan wins President Cup in Game Six
The Acadie-Bathurst Titan are President Cup champions for the first time since 1999.
The Titan beat the Armada 2 - 1 in Game Six of the QMJHL finals yesterday.
Captain Jeff Viel and Samuel L'Italien each put up a goal for the Titan while netminder Evan Fitzpatrick stopped 29 shots.
Viel says he can't believe the Titan won and that he's happy for the team and especially the fans, while Fitzpatrick says the victory is something he's been dreaming about his entire career and that it has finally happened.
Viel was named Most Valuable Player of the playoffs and was awarded the Guy Lafleur Trophy.
The First, Second, and Third Stars of the Game distinctions went to Fitzpatrick, L'Italien, and Viel respectively.
Defenceman Noah Dobson, who has strong family ties in the Chaleur region, says the region has been patiently waiting 20 years for a championship and that it feels incredible to have played a part in making it happen.
Defenceman Elija Francis is one of three New Brunswickers on the Titan's roster.
Coming from Elsipogtog First Nation, Francis says he's grateful to have had a part in brining the President Cup to New Brunswick.
Now the team is setting its sights on the Memorial Cup which gets under way this weekend in Regina, Saskatchewan.
After a bit of celebration, head coach Mario Pouliot says his squad will hold a few practices and get its strategy nailed down for Saturday's game against the Western Hockey League.