More good Leafs-related news out of the Memorial Cup tournament last night as 2013 sixth round pick Antoine Bibeau’s resounding 47 saves on 50 shots guided his Val-d’Or Foreurs to the semifinals after a 4-3 OT win over the Edmonton Oil Kings. Among the 47 turned aside by Bibeau was a penalty shot in the first period.
Traded to Val-d’Or from Charlottetown midseason, Bibeau went 16-4-4 in the playoffs with a .913 save percentage en route to a QMJHL championship and individual MVP honours. Passed over in the 2012 draft, Bibeau is the hottest goalie in junior hockey at the moment and is looking well worth the sixth round flyer the Leafs took on him last June.
In his two Memorial Cup wins, Leaf goalie prospect Antoine Bibeau has an astounding 98 saves.
— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) May 21, 2014
Becoming well prepared for life as a Leaf goalie.
A montage of his work this past season:
Matt Finn has two assists in two Guelph wins as the Storm are assured a place in Sunday’s final.
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