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HALIFAX -- The Halifax Mooseheads are going to Saskatoon. Adidas Josh Anderson Jersey . Halifax beat the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5-1 Friday night in Game 5 of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League final to win its first league championship. The Mooseheads, who joined the QMJHL 19 years ago, hosted the Memorial Cup in 1999-2000, but this is their first trip to the tournament as a champion. Halifax general manager Cam Russell, who hoisted the Presidents Cup as twice as a player with the Hull Olympiques in 1986 and 1988, was thrilled with his teams performance. "To win it is incredible, but to do it in front of the fans that have stayed here and supported us for so long is an unbelievable feeling," said Russell, a former NHL defenceman with the Chicago Blackhawks and one of the original owners of the Mooseheads. Halifax jumped out to an early first-period lead when Stephen MacAulay beat Baie-Comeau goalie Philippe Cadorette high to the blocker side with a wrist shot. Stefan Fournier and Jonathan Drouin added goals less than two minutes apart later in the opening frame to give the Mooseheads a commanding 3-0 lead and the result was never really in doubt after that. Mooseheads forward Nathan MacKinnon, who was drafted by the Drakkar two years ago and then traded to Halifax in a blockbuster deal, said a loss in Game 3 in Baie-Comeau, Que., was a wake-up call for his team. "We didnt want to split up there and we ended up doing that, but its all worth it," said MacKinnon, a native of Cole Harbour, N.S. "Winning at home is definitely the best feeling in the world. Im going to cherish this moment for sure." Fournier scored his 16th goal of the playoffs -- the most in the QMJHL playoffs -- as he collected a rebound and slipped a back-hander past Cadorette for a power-play goal at 13:19 of the opening period. For Fournier, it was a long wait for a championship. "Five years later and never winning anything, Im pretty ecstatic," said the five-year QMJHL veteran. "I have no words to describe how much of a dream year this was." Drouin, who won the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs, scored on a rebound after MacKinnon intercepted a pass at the Halifax blue-line and streaked in on net while the Drakkar were making a line change. He deked Cadorette, but his shot hit the post and the rebound went to Drouin who banged the puck into an open net. Baie-Comeau chipped away at the lead with a second-period goal from Russian winger Valentin Zykov, but couldnt get any closer. MacKinnon padded the lead with the nifty deflection with 6:08 left in the game and MacAulay added an empty-netter with 1:19 left. It was a typical win for the Mooseheads, who rely on their depth more than stars to win games, despite having three top prospects for this years NHL draft in MacKinnon, Drouin and goalie Zachary Fucale. "Every player knows their job and what they have to do on the ice and thats probably the most important thing in a hockey club," said Fournier. The Memorial Cup will be held May 17-26 in Saskatoon. Adidas Seth Jones Jersey . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov.Cheap Blue Jackets Jerseys .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. http:///...-boone-jenner-jersey . -- Its been a long road back for Sean Bergenheim. METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have released running back C.J. Spiller, who signed a four-year, $16 million free-agent contract just last season.Spiller was a healthy scratch Sunday, when the Saints opened the regular season with a 35-34 loss to Oakland.On Monday, Saints coach Sean Payton said Spiller was scratched because there wasnt room for him in the Raiders game plan, adding that Spillers role could change week to week.But when the NFL posted Tuesdays transactions, Spillers contract had been terminated.When the Saints acquired Spiller, they hoped his versatility and his speed would allow him to fill roles similar to those of ex-Saints Regggie Bush and Darren Sproles. Adidas Zach Werenski Jersey. But Spiller needed arthroscopic knee surgery last preseason and has contributed relatively little to New Orleans prolific offense.In 2015, Spiller gained 112 yards rushing and 239 yards receiving in 13 games, his lone significant highlight being a late-game, 80-yard touchdown catch in a victory over Dallas.Spillers best NFL season was 2012, his third as a pro, when he had 1,244 yards rushing and 459 yards receiving.---Online: AP NFL website: and ;Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '