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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Oil Kings Win Record Semifinal

London | by Manny Paiva  

Edmonton beats Val d'Or 4-3 in triple OT to advance to Sunday's Memorial Cup Final.

An epic semifinal at the Memorial Cup.

The Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Val d'Or Foreurs 4-3 in triple overtime on Friday to advance to the Final.

Curtis Lazar scored the semifinal winner after 102 minutes 42 seconds of play, which made it the longest game in Memorial Cup history.

The Oil Kings will meet the unbeaten Guelph Storm, the OHL Champions, in Sunday's championship game.

Mads Eller, Mitch Moroz and Edgars Kulda also scored for Edmonton.

Goalie Tristan Jarry stopped 46 for the Western Hockey League champions.

Guillaume Gelinas, Phil Pietroniro and Randy Gazzola replied for the Foreurs.

Antoine Bibeau made 50 saves in the loss.

Edmonton will play in its first Memorial Cup final since 1971 when they lost to the Quebec Remparts.

 

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