Paul Byron's season came to an end Tuesday, as Gatineau was bounced out of the Memorial Cup with a 3-1 loss to Spokane. The game's #3 star, Byron became more impressive as the game wore on, using his outside speed to generate chances for les Olympiques. The club was gassed though, and Spokane played a simple game to seal the win as they head into the finals. Going 0-3 in Kitchener, injury riddled Gatineau became the first QMJHL team to go winless in a Memorial Cup since Acadie-Bathurst in 1999 in Ottawa. Even though Byron wasn't the scoring machine that he had been in previous weeks, his determined performance gained him a national mention in The Hockey News.
10. Paul Byron, C – Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL): The speedy Byron has shown off his gifts at the Cup so far after finishing second in the Quebec League’s playoff scoring with 32 points in 19 games. Drafted 179th overall by Buffalo in 2007.