Stanislav Galiev has now won the highest prize in junior hockey in not one, but two countries.
The Russian forward who played for the Ice's Clark Cup champs in 2009 -- the national championship in the United States' lone Tier I junior league -- has now hoisted Canada's top prize. Galiev's Saint John Sea Dogs won the Memorial Cup by beating the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 3-1 in the title game.
Galiev, a Washington Capitals draft pick, scored 37 goals and added 28 assists this year. He also had a 10-17-27 line in the postseason. He had a goal and two assists in the four-team Memorial Cup tournament.
The Majors also had a local tie, as coach/GM Dave Cameron was a member of the Checkers from 1979-81, totaling 40 goals in his second season with the Chex. Cameron was also coach of Canada's silver medal-winning hockey team in the World Junior Championship this year.