At the Memorial Cup in Kitchener, Paul Byron picked up an assist in Gatineau's 6-3 loss to Belleville. The 5'10 Byron spotted an open Claude Giroux to tie the game at 3-3 midway through the second period, but that was all the exciting pair could muster as Gatineau fell to 0-2 at the gathering of the the CHL's best. Byron has registered an assist in each of the tourney losses.
Giroux, who played two games for the Philadelphia Flyers in February, scored his first of the tournament at 9:35 of the second period. Quick-handed Paul Byron sent a pass through the top of the crease and Giroux deflected the puck low on Murphy's glove hand.The Bulls held their ground in the deciding frame, wearing down les Olympiques with three goals in the final 7:00 of play to pick up their first Memorial Cup victory. Gatineau will look to get their first win tomorrow when they square off against WHL representatives, Spokane.