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Calgary natives at the 2014 Memorial Cup

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According to the Edmonton Oil Kings website, there are two Edmonton Oil Kings who are Calgary natives that are participating in the 2014 Memorial Cup that started Friday at the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. They are left winger Mitchell Moroz and defenseman Blake Orban.

In 70 regular season games this season, Moroz had 35 goals and 28 assists for 63 points and 156 penalty minutes. He was also a strong +25 according to www.hockeydb.com. Then in the Western Hockey League playoffs, Moroz had six goals and 13 assists for 19 points in 21 games. Once again Moroz showed some physicality as he had 40 penalty minutes, averaging almost a minor penalty every game.

Meanwhile, Orban had five goals and 17 assists for 22 points in 67 regular season games. Orban was also very defensively responsible as he was an excellent +32 in only 29 games with the Oil Kings. After starting the season with the Vancouver Giants and playing 38 games, Orban was traded to Edmonton for a second round pick in the 2014 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The Giants selected center Owen Hardy from Kelowna, British Columbia.

Then in the postseason, Orban had one goal and six assists for seven points in eight games. Orban also had 137 penalty minutes in the regular season and another six penalty minutes in the playoffs. Orban also has Alberta Junior Hockey League experience as he is a former member of the Olds Grizzlys.

Both Moroz and Orban are 20 years of age. Moroz is 6'3"and 215 pounds, while Orban is 6'1", 200 pounds. Moroz has also been drafted by the Edmonton Oilers. He was the Oilers' second round pick, 32nd overall in the 2012 National Hockey League entry draft.

After two games at the Memorial Cup in London, the third place Oil Kings have a record of one win and one loss. They lost 5-2 to the Guelph Storm on Saturday and bounced back with a 5-2 win over the London Knights on Sunday.

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