Roy coaches Quebec Remparts to Memorial Cup title

MONCTON, New Brunswick -- Ted Nolan hoped his coaching experience would lead to a Memorial Cup title, but it wasn't enough to beat the playing experience of Patrick Roy.

Roy, in his first year of coaching, guided the Quebec Remparts to their first Memorial Cup title since 1971 with a 6-2 victory over Nolan and the Moncton Wildcats on Sunday.

Nolan arrived in Moncton in April 2005 with an impressive résumé. He won the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL's top coach with the Buffalo Sabres in 1997, four years after leading the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to the Memorial Cup championship.

He went to the Memorial Cup three times in his five-plus seasons with Sault Ste. Marie.

Roy, who also co-owns the Remparts, won four Stanley Cup championships and three Vezina Trophies as the NHL's top goaltender in 19 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. He retired in 2003 as the league's all-time winningest goalie with 551 regular season victories.

Alexander Radulov had two goals and three assists on Sunday, one day after being named the best player at the top junior level. The 19-year-old Russian, who was selected by the Nashville Predators with the 15th overall pick in the 2004 NHL draft, received the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the tournament's MVP.