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Throwback Thursday: 1999 Memorial Cup

By: Mat Smith

On May 23, 1999, in front of a sell-out crowd at the Ottawa Civic Centre, Matt Zultek scored in overtime to give the Ottawa 67’s a 7-6 victory over the Calgary Hitmen. Zultek’s timely goal gave the 67’s their second Memorial Cup championship in franchise history.

Here’s a look at the 1999 Memorial Cup “By the Numbers”:

2: Number of overtimes needed to finish the final round-robin game between Belleville and Ottawa. Belleville won the game 5-4. 

4: Number of two-goal scorers in the Memorial Cup final. Ottawa got multi-goal performances from Mark Bell, Ben Gustavson, and Matt Zultek, while Chris Neilsen scored two goals for Calgary.

8: Total number of tournament games played at the Ottawa Civic Centre during the Memorial Cup.

9: Total number of points recorded by the Ottawa 67’s Justin Davis. He led the tournament in scoring with three goals and six assists.

13: Number of goals scored in the Memorial Cup Final between Ottawa and Calgary. 

118: Number of seconds it took Matt Zultek to score the Memorial Cup winning goal in overtime vs. the Calgary Hitmen.

84,200: Total number of fans in attendance throughout the eight sell-out games.

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