Quebec Remparts set sights on Memorial Cup crown to cap dominant season
The turning point that led to the Quebec Remparts' dominant season dates back just over a year. Head coach Patrick Roy pointed to last season's Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff semifinal loss to eventual league champion Shawinigan Cataractes on June 1. Quebec fell 3-2 in the five-game series after having held a 2-1 edge.
CF Montreal heads to Philadelphia hoping to duplicate last year's road resurgence
CF Montreal had a difficult start on the road last year before embarking on a trip that defined its season. Montreal was 0-4-1 away from Stade Saputo before consecutive comeback road wins in early April against Cincinnati and the New York Red Bulls. Those results sparked a change of mentality for Montreal and helped it secure the best road record in Major League Soccer history since the end of the shootout era.