Perfection! Gouverneurs Selects Cruise to Superseries Triple Crown in Montreal

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MONTREAL — Get out the brooms because the Gouveneurs Selects just completed the sweep.

The Saint-Hubert, Quebec team went a perfect 9-0 capping off a tremendous weekend with a 4-2 victory over the East Coast Selects in the final of the Superseries AAA Triple Crown Montreal Tournament on June 24 at Sportplexe in Pierrefonds, Quebec.

Marek Beaudoin scored twice and Adam Fortier-Gendron added a goal and two assists for Gouveneurs Selects, which scored twice in the second period to take a 3-2 lead into the second intermission. Alexis Michaud added an insurance goal in the third period for Gouveneurs Selects, which utilized Mathis Langevin and Gabriel D’Aigle in between the pipes throughout the five-day tournament.

Beaudoin’s second goal of the game, assisted by Justin Poirier with 6:55 remaining in the second period, proved to be the game-winner. Porter Byrd-Leitner and Liam Storch scored for the East Coast Selects, which leaned on goaltenders Landon Miller and Jaden Cholette to reach the final.

Triple Crown Montreal, the third of three highly successful youth hockey tournaments presented by Superseries AAA Elite Hockey, completed a June Triple Crown schedule that included stops in Toronto and Chicago. Triple Crown Montreal featured over 400 players from 24 teams spanning Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan as well as the Atlantic Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. Teams from California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York were also on hand.


“Triple Crown Montreal provided a great finish  to our Triple Crown series,” former NHL player and Montreal native Steve Dubinsky said. “The competition was incredible from the start of round robin play, through the end of the medal rounds. Congrats to Gouverneurs Selects and East Coast Selects on their runs to the Gold Medal Game, and to Gouverneurs Selects on being the first Quebec team to win Gold at Triple Crown Montreal.”

On-site Tournament Director Roberto Gomez was equally as thrilled with the turnout.

“The 2006 teams provided parents and fans with fast-paced and intense hockey action,” Gomez said. “The skill level and hard work were impressive. The competition was exciting. We were treated to five days of amazing games. It was a great pleasure to see young players compete and have so much fun.”

Triple Crown Montreal Silver Medalists, East Coast Selects. (Photo courtesy of SuperSeries)

Triple Crown Schedule and Results

Toronto, ON      May 31-June 3     RECAP
Chicago, IL         June 7-10             RECAP
Montreal, QC    June 20-24           RECAP

As Superseries AAA Elite Hockey shifts to “The Show – Continental Showdown” at Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota, President Jeremy Dallow received raving reviews from parents and players who participated.

“We are thrilled at the incredible level of competition that these teams experienced this weekend, and in speaking to many of the families who attended Triple Crown Montreal, we are just as thrilled with the amount of fun the players and their parents had at the event,” Dallow said.

“The Triple Crown has become a must-attend series of events in just a few short years of existence.”


Written by John Christian Hageny / @JCCSPORTS

Special to HockeyClan


Main Image: Gouverneurs Selects Triple Crown Montreal Tournament Champions. (Photo courtesy of Superseries)


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