A new MasterCard Memorial Cup champion will be crowned tonight in Shawinigan. The host Cataractes will take on the Ontario Hockey League champion London Knights at 8pm.
London took the easy way to get here, receiving a bye straight through to the final following the round-robin portion of the tournament. Meanwhile, Shawinigan took the hard way here having to beat Edmonton in the tie-breaker and Saint John in the semi-final.
If you’re a Sea Dogs fan, who do you even cheer for tonight? It’s incredibly difficult to support Shawinigan after all that has gone down between them and Saint John over the past year. But at the same time, it’s always nice to see someone from your league win at all.
A London win would mean that Shawinigan lost. But at the same time, it’s incredibly difficult to support a team from the Centre of the Universe.
- Shawinigan has an awesome mascot and nobody is complaining.
- Sportsnet.ca has a full preview.
- If you are looking for something to do while watching the game, check out Buzzing The Net’s live chat.
- Open Ice Hockey’s video preview.
There will also be a “Net a Million” contest tonight. After the game David Branch will make some big time speech about the winning team. Should be a blast.