May 23, 2016

RED DEER, Alberta (AP) Christian Dvorak scored three times and added an assist and the London Knights routed the Brandon Wheat Kings 9-1 on Monday at the Memorial Cup junior tournament.

The victory guarantees the Ontario Hockey League champion Knights at least a spot in the tournament semifinal, while the Western Hockey League champion Wheat Kings have to beat the host Red Deer Rebels to keep their hopes alive.

Dvorak leads all players with five goals in two games after scoring a pair in London's opener.

Cliff Pu, Aaron Berisha, Matthew Tkachuk, JJ Piccinich, Max Jones and Daniel Bernhardt also scored for the Knights (2-0). Mitch Marner added four assists and Olli Juolevi had three.

Stelio Mattheos scored for the Wheat Kings (0-2).

Tyler Parsons made 23 saves for London and Jordan Papirny stopped 19 of 26 shots in two periods for Brandon. Papirny was replaced at the beginning of the third by Logan Thompson.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (1-1) will face London on Tuesday. Brandon will play Red Deer (1-1) on Wednesday to wrap up round-robin play.

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