Sunday, May 24, 2009


(picture by Scorpion0422)
Howdy, y'all. Later today (around 4 or 4:30 pm EST, depending on where you look on the official website) the Memorial Cup Finals will be taking place on the NHL Network in the US and Sportsnet in Canada.

Watch it. Every memorial cup game I've watched this year has been stunning. The champion team from the three Canadian Major Junior leagues each travel to one host city and the four teams play round robin, followed by a play-in round, a semifinal, and a final. The top of the round robin automatically plays the final, but the bottom team could - if tied with the third team - play in all the way to the finals.

This year, the Windsor Spitfires are that team. They're taking on the Kelowna Rockets. And I suggest you at least flip over from Wings/Hawks a couple times if you've got NHL Network.

Some Bruins prospects have been playing in the tournament, including Yannick Riendieu, who the Bruins signed back in february or march or somesuch. He's been lighting it up, but was eliminated by Windsor recently.

Go spitfires, but really