Tuesday, April 3, 2012

And Then There Was One

On Sunday, we mentioned that every team the Sea Dogs have ever played in the President’s Cup playoffs had been eliminated. Last night, the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors were eliminated from the OHL playoffs, meaning that every team the Dogs have played in Memorial Cup action are done as well.

The Majors lost in six games to the Barrie Colts, a series that ended in overtime last night. The other OHL team to participate in last year’s Memorial Cup, the Owen Sound Attack, lost in five games to the Kitchener Rangers. Last year’s WHL champions, the Kootenay Ice, were swept in the opening round by the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Here’s a look at how last year’s Memorial Cup participants fared in the regular season.

Saint John Sea Dogs50-15-0-3103
Kootenay Ice36-26-6-482
Mississauga St. Michael's Majors33-28-1-673
Owen Sound Attack32-29-3-471

Jacques Beaulieu and the Sarnia Sting were eliminated in the first round as well, falling in six games to the Saginaw Spirit. They finished fourth in the Western Conference with a record of 34-27-2-5.

The matchups for the WHL quarter-finals include: Edmonton vs Brandon, Moose Jaw vs Medicine Hat, Tri-City vs Spokane, and Portland vs Kamloops.

The matchups for the OHL quarter-finals include: Niagara vs Brampton, Ottawa vs Barrie, London vs Saginaw, and Plymouth vs Kitchener.

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