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Daily Dish: Memorial Cup Day 3 - Junior Hockey News
Published: Sunday, 20 May 2012
That one is going to hurt. I took a lot of heat for picking the Knights over the powerhouse from Saint John and today there are folks all across Canada who will be looking at me with a cross eye. That's ok, it is not a surprise that my naturally abrasive personality might rub a few folks the wrong way. Today's pick could be a complete set-up if things go the same way it went at the Royal Bank Cup.
DAY 2 RECAP
Saint John Sea Dogs (0-1) vs. London Knights (1-0)
RESULT 5-3 London
Vladislav Namestnikov scored two of the Knights' five goals, leading the way in a 5-3 victory over the defending MasterCard Memorial Cup champions in front of over 4,500 fans at the Bionest Centre.
My Pick Record: 2-0
DAY 3 PICK
Shawinagain Cataractes (0-1) vs. London Knights (1-0)
The Cataractes fell to a determined Edmonton team on the opening night while the Knights were showing the defending champions from Saint John a thing or two about team chemistry. This is not going to be too much of a stretch to pick the London Knights to win this one sending the host team to 0-2.
What do you think?
London Knights all the way, man.
I think you overestimated the Knights and didnt give Shawinigan the respect they deserved. They played disciplined hockey and stuck to their game plan while the chemistry the Knights apparently had in their previous game was nowhere to be seen. They came apart at the seams and were doing things near the end of the game that showed a complete lack of class. Brandom Gormley controlled the game from the blueline every time he was on the ice and gave a performance you would expect from a d-man that was selected as the best in last years World Jr tournament.
Gormley was fantastic while London dropped a pile onto the ice in the 3rd.
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