Kitsyn, Mississauga fall short in Memorial Cup final.

Prospect Maxim Kitsyn and the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors fell 3-1 to the Saint John Sea Dogs in the Memorial Cup championship game Sunday night.

Kitsyn, a sixth-round draft pick in 2010, had only two points (one goal, one assist) in the Majors’ five-game Memorial Cup run on home ice. But he had a strong postseason overall, finishing with 10 goals and 19 points – both tied for second on the team – in 20 games.

That was quite a statistical improvement compared to the OHL regular season for Kitsyn, who remained in North America after leading Team Russia to a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in January. Playing on the smaller, NHL-sized rink full-time, Kitsyn had nine goals and 26 points in 32 games with Mississauga during the regular season.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.