Archives for: May 2012
For the first time in 43 years, Shawinigan, Quebec is the center of the junior hockey universe.
The London Knights are an excited group, but are looking to keep their emotions in-check. They know they are one game from winning the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
The Shawinigan Cataractes have moved past the Quebec League team they have been focusing on all season on their quest for the Memorial Cup.
The Shawinigan Cataractes were a disappointed group Wednesday after falling to their QMJHL rivals from Saint John. But they played a big bounce back game Thursday.
The Saint John Sea Dog may have dropped their first game at the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup, but now they are two wins away from repeating as champions.
The Saint John Sea Dogs may have won Wednesday night's Memorial Cup round robin finale, but the London Knights were doing a little fist pump of their own.
Here are the scenarios at the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup when it comes to teams advancing to the final, semi-final or being forced to play a tiebreaker.
For the first time in MasterCard Memorial Cup history, all four teams in the tournament have 1-1 records.
After dropping the opening game of the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup, the host Shawinigan Cataractes have assured themselves of advancing beyond the tournament round-robin.
The Saint John Sea Dogs entered the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup as the favoured team in the eyes of many. But the London Knights showed they are beatable.
After dropping their first game of the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Shawinigan to the London Knights, Saint John Sea Dogs Coach Gerrard Gallant expressed his frustration with the officiating seen Saturday night - and throughout the QMJHL playoffs.
It's not a rarity for junior hockey players to suit up against their hometown team. Many grow up in one region and then go on to play somewhere else. But to have it happen across two different leagues is unique.
The 2012 edition of the MasterCard Memorial Cup is underway, and it was the champions of the Western Hockey League that got on the board first.