Byron, Gatineau to play for Memorial Cup

Paul Byron had two assists as Gatineau closed out their QMJHL quest for the President's Cup with a 7-3 rout of Rouyn-Noranda. Chosen 179th overall in the 2007 draft, Byron finished second in playoff scoring with 32 points, including a league-best 21 goals. Gatineau gets it done
After Giroux finished off a shorthanded breakaway with a backhand goal into the top of the net two minutes later, Byron set up Pistilli for two one-timer goals that Pistilli rocketed into the net. After Piche had scored for the Huskies, Byron setup Pistilli for another one timer after Gougeon and defenceman Guillaume Lepine had some miscommunication and coughed up the puck.
With the QMJHL title in tow, les Olympiques move on to battle for CHL bragging rights at the 2008 Memorial Cup.
The Olympiques are now off to Kitchener, Ont., for the Memorial Cup, and will play their first game Friday against the host Rangers. The Belleville Bulls will represent the Ontario Hockey League despite the fact they trail their best-of-seven final with the Rangers 3-2. After a four-game sweep over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the Western Hockey League final, the Spokane Chiefs will be the fourth entry at the national junior championship tournament.
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