The Memorial Cup is displayed during the opening ceremony and...

The Memorial Cup is displayed during the opening ceremony and Cup Parade of the Memorial Cup 2024 hockey tournament at Jolt Event Park in downtown Saginaw, Mich., Thursday, May 23, 2024. This event kicks off the 10-day Canadian Hockey League tournament. Credit: AP/Julian Leshay Guadalupe

SAGINAW, Mich. — Michael Simpson made 31 saves, Ruslan Gazizov scored twice and the London Knights opened Memorial Cup round-robin play with a 4-0 victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Saturday.

Oliver Bonk and Kasper Halttunen also scored for the Ontario Hockey League champion Knights.

Riley Mercer stopped 17 shots for Drummondville, the Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League champion.

The Voltigeurs will face the host Saginaw Spirit on Sunday. Saginaw opened the four-team tournament Friday night with a 5-4 victory over the Western Hockey League champion Moose Jaw Warriors. London will face Moose Jaw on Monday.


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