Sunday, May 20, 2012

Knights-Cataractes - Girard Gets The Call

SHAWINIGAN, Que. – The Shawinigan Cataractes will look to Gabriel Girard to backstop them to their first victory of the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup tonight against the London Knights.

Girard will make his first start for Shawinigan since April 6. He’ll replace Alex Dubeau in goal who allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday night in the first game of the tournament.

“I've said it all year we have two great goalies and we're comfortable with whoever we put in net,” Cataractes head coach Eric Veilleux said. “(Sunday night) it's going to be Girard.”

Shawinigan, 0-1, is in a must-win situation. Falling to 0-2 is usually deadly at this tournament.

London is coming off a 5-3 win over the defending champion Saint John Sea Dogs last night. The Knights won’t play again until Tuesday against Edmonton.

Game time this evening is 8pm. has a game preview. As always, this match can be seen on Sportsnet.

In other Memorial Cup related news:

The Sea Dogs are back in action tomorrow night against the Oil Kings.

Photo Credit: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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