Huskies Win Memorial Cup

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies have won their first Memorial Cup.

Peter Abbandonato scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period as Rouyn-Noranda beat the Halifax Mooseheads 4-2 to capture the biggest trophy in major junior hockey.

Felix Bibeau, Joel Teasdale and Vincent Marleau also scored for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Huskies.

Samuel Harvey stopped 23 shots.

Teasdale was named the tournament's most valuable player after the game.

Samuel Asselin and Raphael Lavoie found the back of the net for the Mooseheads. Alexis Gravel made 31 saves.

Rouyn-Noranda, which entered the league in 1996, and Halifax played each other eight times in May following a hard-fought QMJHL final.