Memorial Cup Champions 1981
Scott Arniel, Fred Arthur, Fred Boimistruck, Eric Calder, Marc Crawford, Gilles Crepeau, Jeff Eatough, Dan Frawley, Tom Graovac, Doug Gilmour, Craig Haliday, Dale Hawerchuk, John Kirk, Marc Lalonde, Joe Mantione, Corrado Micalef, Sandy Mitchell, Stephen Molaski, Gerard Peltier, Roy Russell, Robert Savard,
Coach - Bob Kilger
The Cornwall Royals, a team from Ontario, represented the province of Quebec in the Memorial Cup tournament.
This would be Cornwall's last season in the QMJHL. The Royals would play in the Ontario league the next season.
And the Royals wanted to go out in a blaze of glory. They finished with the league's best regular-season record -- 44-26-2 -- scoring a league-high 403 goals in the process.
Hawerchuk won the QMJHL scoring championship, his 183 points providing a 17-point margin over Alain Lemieux of the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs. Hawerchuk also led the league in goals (81) and assists (102).
The Royals became the fourth team to win back-to-back Memorial Cup championships when they defeated the Kitchener Rangers 5-2 behind three goals from Scott Arniel before a sellout crowd of 4,500.
It was the Royals' third Memorial Cup title in 12 years.
The 1981 tournament belonged to Dale Hawerchuk, who earlier in the week had been named major junior Hockey's player of the year.
For the second straight year he was the tournament's top scorer. And this time he was named the most valuable player. He set one tournament record by scoring eight goals and tied another by totaling 13 points.
May 3 Cornwall 6-3 Kitchener
May 4 Victoria 7-4 Kitchener
May 5 Cornwall 3-1 Victoria
May 6 Kitchener 6-4 Cornwall
May 7 Kitchener 4-2 Victoria
May 8 Cornwall 8-4 Victoria
May 10 Cornwall 8-2 Kitchener
Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (MVP): Dale Hawerchuk, Cornwall
George Parsons Trophy (Sportsmanship): Mark Morrison, Victoria
Hap Emms Memorial Trophy (Goaltender): Corrado Micalef, Cornwall
Goal: Corrado Micalef, Cornwall
Defence: Fred Arthur, Cornwall; Joe McDonnell, Kitchener
Centre: Dale Hawerchuk, Cornwall
Left wing: Marc Crawford, Cornwall
Right wing: Brian Bellows, Kitchener