FINAL: London 4, Edmonton 1
The Saint John Sea Dogs will have to take a longer road if they want to repeat as Memorial Cup champions.
With the London Knights’ 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Tuesday night, the Saint John Sea Dogs can longer advance directly to Sunday’s Championship Final.
Here are the two scenarios that could still happen:
- If Saint John wins: London would play in the Championship Final on Sunday and Saint John would earn a spot in the Semi-Finals on Friday. Edmonton and Shawinigan would play a Tie-Breaker game on Thursday where Edmonton would be the home team.
- If Shawinigan wins: Shawinigan would play in the Championship Final on Sunday and London would earn a spot in the Semi-Finals on Friday. Edmonton and Saint John would play a Tie-Breaker game on Thursday where Saint John would be the home team.
As we said earlier, the loser of tomorrow’s game will have the toughest route to winning it all because they would have to win three games in four days. They also wouldn’t have a day off between their final round-robin game and the Tie-Breaker game which Edmonton does have.
On Tuesday night at Centre Bionest, Greg McKegg, Bo Horvat, Ryan Rupert, and Austin Watson all scored as the Knights played their typical Hunter/boring style of hockey. Keegan Lowe had Edmonton’s lone goal. Michael Houser made 20 saves in the win while Laurent Brossoit made 24 in the loss.
Now, it's up to the Sea Dogs and Cataractes to determine who plays who and when. Centre Bionest is going to be rocking like never before tomorrow night.