2002 Memorial Cup

The 2002 Memorial Cup occurred May 18–26 at the Guelph Sports and Entertainment Centre in Guelph, Ontario. It was the 84th annual Memorial Cup competition and determined the major junior ice hockey champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). It featured the host team, the Guelph Storm, as well as the winners of the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League: the Erie Otters, Victoriaville Tigres and the Kootenay Ice respectively. The Kootenay Ice won their first Memorial Cup, beating the Victoriaville Tigres in the final.

2002 Mastercard Memorial Cup
Guelph, Ontario
Host teamGuelph Storm
ChampionsKootenay Ice
DurationMay 18–26, 2002
Number of games8
Number of teams4
Total attendance45,144
TelevisionRogers Sportsnet
Memorial Cup Tournaments

Round-robin standings

Kootenay Ice (WHL) 32196
Erie Otters (OHL) 32194
Guelph Storm (host) 31289
Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) 312512


  • May 18: Guelph 5–1 Victoriaville
  • May 19: Kootenay 3–0 Erie
  • May 20: Kootenay 4–3 Guelph
  • May 21: Erie 5–1 Victoriaville
  • May 22: Victoriaville 3–2 Kootenay
  • May 23: Erie 4–0 Guelph


  • May 24: Victoriaville 4–3 Guelph


  • May 25: Victoriaville 5–4 Erie (OT)


  • May 26: Kootenay 6–3 Victoriaville

Winning team

Igor Agarunov, Bryan Bridges, B. J. Boxma, Nigel Dawes, Gerard Dicaire, Brennan Evans, Cole Fischer, Curtis Fransoo, Travis Featherstone, Richard Hamula, Chris LaValley, Dale Mahovsky, Steve Makway, Duncan Milroy, Shaun Norrie, Tomas Plihal, Kyle Sheen, Colin Sinclair, Jarret Stoll, Marek Svatos, Adam Taylor, Andy Thompson, Craig Weller. Coach: Ryan McGill

Scoring leaders

  1. Matthew Lombardi, VIC (2g 7a) 9p
  2. Cory Pecker, ER (4g 3a) 7p
  3. Danny Groulx, VIC (2g 5a) 7p
  4. Carl Malette, VIC (5g 1a) 6p
  5. Colin Sinclair, KOO (4g 2a) 6p
  6. Kevin Dallman, GUE (1g 5a) 6p
  7. Brad Boyes, ER (2g 3a) 5p
  8. Brandon Cullen, ER (2g 3a) 5p
  9. Marek Svatos, KOO, (1g 4a) 5p
  10. Jarret Stoll, KOO (0g 5a) 5p

Goaltending leaders

  1. T. J. Aceti, ER (1.91 gaa, 0.942 sv%)
  2. B. J. Boxma, KOO (2.25 gaa, 0.900 sv%)
  3. Daniel Manzato, VIC (2.79 gaa, 0.943 sv%)
  4. Andrew Penner, GUE (3.25 gaa, 0.873 sv%)
  5. Daniel Boisclair, VIC (4.22 gaa, 0.880 sv%)

Award winners

All-Star Team

  • Goal: T. J. Aceti (Erie)
  • Defence: Danny Groulx (Victoriaville), Kevin Dallman (Guelph)
  • Forwards: Matthew Lombardi (Victoriaville), Colin Sinclair (Kootenay), Cory Pecker (Erie)


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