Premier Congratulates Mooseheads on Memorial Cup Win

Premier's Office

May 26, 2013 11:41 PM

Premier Darrell Dexter congratulated the Halifax Mooseheads on an outstanding season of junior hockey, capped off today, May 26, with the club’s first Canadian Hockey League title.

The Mooseheads beat the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in the championship game of the Mastercard Memorial Cup at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

“This is a special group of young men who have accomplished something truly great,” said Premier Dexter. “It’s been an exciting journey for Moose fans, culminating with tonight’s big win against a tough opponent. And I can tell you they were cheering extra loud in my community of Cole Harbour for Nathan MacKinnon’s hat trick.

“On behalf of all Nova Scotians and Mooseheads fans everywhere, I want to congratulate the entire team on its Memorial Cup win and a historic season. Enjoy this moment.”

Premier Dexter acknowledged captains Stefan Fournier and Trey Lewis, and congratulated head coach Dominique Ducharme on being named 2013 CHL Coach of the Year, and Jonathan Drouin on being named CHL Player of the Year. It is the first time the Mooseheads have won awards in either category.

The Mooseheads, who lost just six games in the regular season and one in the playoffs, were ranked first in the CHL going into the Memorial Cup. This victory makes the Mooseheads the third straight team from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to win the Memorial Cup.


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     Premier Darrell Dexter congratulated the Halifax Mooseheads

on an outstanding season of junior hockey, capped off today (May

26), with the club’s first Canadian Hockey League title.

     The Mooseheads beat the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in the

championship game of the Mastercard Memorial Cup at the Credit

Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

     Premier Darrell Dexter says this is a special group of

young men who have accomplished something truly great, it’s been

an exciting journey for Moose fans, culminating with tonight’s

big win against a tough opponent.

     The Mooseheads were ranked first in the CHL going into the

Memorial Cup. This victory makes the Mooseheads the third

straight team from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to win

the Memorial Cup.

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