After two games in the CHL's Memorial Cup, the London Knights (OHL), Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL), Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL), and Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) all hold a 1-1 record.
The Oil Kings opened the tournament on Friday with a 4-3 win over the Cataractes, with London following up on Saturday with a 5-3 win over the defending champion Sea Dogs. The Cataractes responded on Sunday with a 6-2 thumping of the Knights, while the Sea Dogs topped Edmonton by a final of 5-2.
The Oil Kings finished the season with the most points in the CHL with 107, though they played four more games than the other two major junior leagues in Canada. London topped the OHL with 99 points and 49 wins. The Sea Dogs finished the year atop the QMJHL with 50 wins and 103 points, six more points than second place Shawinigan.
Players to keep an eye on throughout the week include Edmonton defenseman Griffin Reinhart, ranked tenth among North American skaters by NHL's Cental Scouting Services for the upcoming draft, and London defenseman Olli Maatta, ranked eighth by Central Scouting. Reihart has a goal through two games, while Maatta has been held scoreless through two. Both could move up the draft board with strong performances this week.
Brilliant through the first two games has been Shawinigan's Michael Chaput, a third-round pick of the Flyers in 2010 now a member of the Blue Jacket's organization, who has 3 goals and two assists in the first two games to lead all scorers. Brandon Gormley, chosen thirteenth overall by the Coyotes in 2010, has two goals and two assists on the blueline for Shawinigan.
London faces Edmonton Tuesday night, while the Cataractes face the Sea Dogs on Wednesday.