The Huskies advanced to the league’s championship series with a late comeback victory over the Moncton Wildcats this afternoon. The Huskies, who were down 3-0 at one point in the second period, scored three goals in the third period to beat Moncton 5-4 and win the semifinal series in six games. The Wildcats were up 4-3 with three minutes left in the game, but two goals by Rouyn-Noranda within a 1:02 span ended Moncton’s season.
Shawinigan advanced to the league final on Friday after eliminating the Saint John Sea Dogs in five games.
Neither club team won a QMJHL championship previously The Huskies last appeared in the final in 2008 while the Cataractes are making their first appearance since 2009.
The Huskies finished first overall in the league standing while the Cataractes finished second. Rouyn-Noranda won three of the four meetings between the two.
The best-of-seven series begins on Wednesday in Rouyn-Noranda.
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The winner will represent the QMJHL at the 2016 Memorial Cup in Red Deer. The OHL final has London taking Niagara while Seattle will face Brandon for the WHL championship.