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Coyle Earns QMJHL Playoff MVP

Wild prospects Charlie Coyle and Zack Phillips lead Saint John to the President's Cup

Friday, 05.11.2012 / 10:21 AM / News
By Mike Doyle  - Managing Editor
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Coyle Earns QMJHL Playoff MVP



The Head Coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs, Gerard Gallant, called Charlie Coyle the most complete hockey player he has seen at the major junior level. Coyle backed up his coach’s high praise by leading the Sea Dogs to the President’s Cup, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Championship, while garnering the Guy Lafleur Trophy as most valuable player of the playoffs.

Coyle and fellow Wild prospect Zack Phillips led Saint John in a four-game sweep over the Rimouski Oceanic to take home the QMJHL title. It is the second-straight President’s Cup win for the Sea Dogs.

Coyle finished tied for the league scoring lead with 34 points (15-19=34), which also set a team record. No slouch in his own right, Phillips led the playoffs in assists with 23 and added nine goals.

Saint John left no doubt in the completion of their title defense with an 8-0 handling of Rimouski in the closeout game yesterday. On an unusually quiet night, Coyle registered a lone assist. Phillips chipped in with a goal and an assist.

The Sea Dogs lost just a single playoff game in completing their third sweep of the playoffs and became just the seventh team to win back-to-back QMJHL titles. As President’s Cup champions, Saint John qualifies for the MasterCard Memorial Cup, which the team won last season. They will attempt to defend their national championship in the four-team tournament, which runs May 18-27 in Shawinigan, Que.


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