Rouyn-Noranda beats Red Deer 3-1 to reach Memorial Cup final

RED DEER, Alberta (AP) Francis Perron and Martins Dzierkals scored in a 1:07 span midway through the first period and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies beat the host Red Deer Rebels 3-1 on Friday night in the Memorial Cup semifinal.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Huskies will face the Ontario Hockey League champion London Knights in the final Sunday. The Knights beat the Huskies 5-2 on Tuesday night to finish 3-0 in round-robin play and advance to the championship game.

Perron opened the scoring on a power play at 10:51 of the first, and Dzierkals connected at 11:58. Nikolas Brouillard made it 3-0 at 5:04 of the second on another power play.

Chase Marchand made 36 saves for Rouyn-Noranda, allowing only Luke Philp's power-play goal with 6:26 left in the second. Red Deer beat Rouyn-Noranda 5-2 on Sunday in the four-team tournament.

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