Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rivalry Cup Ends Tonight

SAIINT JOHN – The incredibly awesome Brunswick News Rivalry Cup will be presented this evening at Harbour Station. The Saint John Sea Dogs host the Moncton Wildcats tonight at 7pm in the finale of the season long challenge.

For the first time, the outcome of the Brunswick News Rivalry Cup competition, where points are awarded for reaching certain attendance marks and on-ice results, as well as various other off-ice competitions involving fans, will be decided at the last game of the season between the two teams.

The Wildcats hold a 20.5-16.5 lead but Saint John can retain the cup with a regulation win and a crowd of 5,000 or more. A regulation win and crowd of more than 4,000, or an overtime or shootout win and a crowd of more than 6,000 would leave the teams tied. The tie-breaker sees the cup going to the team with the most head-to-head victories, which would be the Sea Dogs in this case. They hold a 5-2 edge this season.

According to a tweet from Sea Dogs president Wayne Long, the Dogs were at 4,802 tickets sold earlier this afternoon.

The Rivalry Cup will be presented to the winning team after the game. Moncton won the first two while Saint John won last year.

Also on the line tonight: Saint John’s winning streak. They have won 14 straight going into tonight’s action. A win this evening would also put the Sea Dogs three points up on the Shawinigan Cataractes in the race for first place.

For more on the game, check out our Gameday post. Our Live Blog begins at 6:45pm.

Photo Credit: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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