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Acadie-Bathurst wins Memorial Cup, beating Regina 3-0

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REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) – Evan Fitzpatrick made 28 saves to lead the Acadie-Bathurst Titan to their first Memorial Cup title, 3-0 over the host Regina Pats in the Canadian major junior championship.

Adam Holwell scored late in the first period for the New Brunswick team. Samuel Asselin made it 2-0 with 6:58 left in the third, and Ethan Crossman added an empty-netter.

Acadie-Bathurst became the first Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team to win the title since Halifax in 2013. The Western Hockey League’s Pats were trying to win their fifth title and first since 1974.

Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Samuel Asselin (28) celebrates a goal past Regina Pats goalie Max Paddock (33) during the third period of the Memorial Cup hockey final, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Regina, Saskatchewan. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Max Paddock stopped 41 shots for Regina.

On Friday night in the semifinal, Regina beat the Ontario Hockey League champion Hamilton Bulldogs 4-2 to reach the title game. Acadie-Bathurst beat Regina 8-6 a week ago in round-robin play.

Acadie-Bathurst Titan goalie Evan Fitzpatrick (31) makes a save  during the second period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Acadie-Bathurst Titan goalie Evan Fitzpatrick (31) makes a save during the second period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Regina Pats forward Cameron Hebig (41) is put into the boards by Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Jeffrey Truchon-Viel (25) during the third period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Regina Pats forward Cameron Hebig (41) is put into the boards by Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Jeffrey Truchon-Viel (25) during the third period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Acadie-Bathurst Titan defenseman Adam Holwell (13) fights for control of the puck with Regina Pats forward Sam Steel (23) during the second period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Acadie-Bathurst Titan defenseman Adam Holwell (13) fights for control of the puck with Regina Pats forward Sam Steel (23) during the second period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Regina Pats forward Cameron Hebig (41) is put into the boards by Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Jeffrey Truchon-Viel (25) during the third period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Regina Pats forward Cameron Hebig (41) is put into the boards by Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Jeffrey Truchon-Viel (25) during the third period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Regina Pats forward Sam Steel (23) fights for control of the puck with Acadie-Bathurst Titan defenseman Adam Holwell (13) during the first period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Regina Pats forward Sam Steel (23) fights for control of the puck with Acadie-Bathurst Titan defenseman Adam Holwell (13) during the first period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Acadie-Bathurst Titan defenseman Adam Holwell (13) celebrates his goal past the Regina Pats with teammates during the first period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Acadie-Bathurst Titan defenseman Adam Holwell (13) celebrates his goal past the Regina Pats with teammates during the first period of the Memorial Cup hockey final in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

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