According to the Memorial Cup website, Calgary native Mitchell Moroz recorded a team high two points as the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Val D'Or Foreurs 4-3 in the semifinal of the 2014 Mastercard Memorial Cup in London, Ontario on Friday evening. Moroz had a goal and an assist in the contest.
The Oil Kings defeated the Foreurs in the longest game ever in the history of the Memorial Cup. The game was not decided until Curtis Lazar scored the game winning goal at 2:42 of triple overtime from Cody Corbett and Reid Petryk.
Moroz scored his goal at 6:34 of the second period from Dysin Mayo and Corbett on the power play. The goal put the Oil Kings up 2-1 at the time.
Moroz's assist came at the nine minute mark of the first period on a goal by Mads Eller. That Oil King goal tied the game at one goal apiece.
It has been a quiet Mastercard Memorial Cup for Moroz, who only scored his first goal of the national championship on Friday evening. The assist Moroz also notched on Friday was the first assist he has had in the tournament to date in four games played. Interestingly, when the Oil Kings played in the 2012 Memorial Cup in Shawinigan, Quebec, Moroz did not have a point in four games.
Moroz, a draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers (a second round pick in the 2012 National Hockey League entry draft). had a solid season for the Oil Kings this year as he was second on the team with 35 goals and third on the team with 63 points.
The Oil Kings will now play the Ontario Hockey League champion Guelph Storm in Sunday's final. The Storm beat the Oil Kings 5-2 in the round robin. The game can be seen on Sportsnet at 2 p.m. MT.