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2009 Memorial Cup: Windsor's incredible journey.

Francois GendronSenior Writer IMay 24, 2009

The 2009 Memorial Cup held in Rimouski, Quebec will be remembered for what the Windsor Spitfires accomplished.

After losing the first two games during the first round, Windsor managed to win their last game of the round and force a barrage match with the host team. A match that Windsor won during the third period.

Then Windsor edged a sick and bruised Drummondville team by the score of 3-2 in overtime to qualify for this afternoon's final. Drummondville's goaltender, Marco Cousineau was fantastic and was named best goaltender of the tournament.

The Spitfires struck early with three goals during the first period to take a dominant position over the Kelowna Rockets in this final match. Windsor sailed on to a 4-1 victory and clinched the Memorial Cup.

Only one team managed to play the final after going through the barrage. But the 2002 Tigres de Victoriaville lost the final. Windsor then becomes the very first team to win the Memorial Cup coming from the barrage match.

Congratulations to the 2009 Canadian Junior champions, the Windsor Spitfires.

(Picture: Ryan Ellis, Canadian Press.)

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