by Hockey PEI Communications // @HockeyPEI // Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
SAINT JOHN, NB – The Host Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League are Memorial Cup Champions. The Canadian Hockey League title was handed out on Wednesday evening at TD Station in Saint John. The Sea Dogs would down the Hamilton Bulldogs by a score of 6-3 (ENG).
Islanders Charlie DesRoches (Days Corner, PE / Defenceman), Gardiner MacDougall (Bedeque, PE / Interim Head Coach) and Tyler Jay (Charlottetown, PE / Equipment Manager) have each been crowned Memorial Cup Champions.
DesRoches who was drafted 32nd overall in the second round of the 2018 QMJHL Entry Draft has been with the Sea Dogs for his entire Major junior career, making this moment even more special. The right-handed defenceman has a career total 233 QMJHL games played, recording 29 goals and 87 assists for a total of 116 points. He also attended the NHL’s Buffalo Sabers Development Camp in 2021.
MacDougall of Bedeque PEI, current Head Coach of the University of New Brunswick Men’s Hockey Team was named the Interim Head Coach of the Sea Dogs on May 24th, 2022 after the team’s first round exit in the QMJHL Playoffs to Rimouski. MacDougall has seven national championships and two World University games championships to his name. He also was named the U SPORTS Coach of the Year twice and the Atlantic University Sport Coach of the Year five times. Furthermore, he has won 14 AUS pennants.
Jay is no stranger to championship wins with the Sea Dogs. In 2017, Jay won the QMJHL’s Presidents Cup as an interim Equipment Manager with the Dogs. He was also previously the Charlottetown Islanders Assistant Equipment Manager. Jay was hired full-time as the Sea Dogs Equipment Manager in June of 2019.
Hockey PEI would like to recognize the above three individuals for winning one of the most prestigious trophies in hockey. Congratulations.
For more information on the 2022 CHL Memorial Cup, please visit: www.chlmemorialcup.ca