May 2011

Gone to the Dogs

Major heartbreak for hosts

If every dog has its day, a Sea Dog should too.

Sunday belonged to the Saint John Sea Dogs, the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup champions.

The Sea Dogs, representing the QMJHL, skated to a 3-1 win Sunday night over host Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors in front of a sold out crowd at the Hershey Centre. Saint John becomes the first Atlantic Canada team to win a Memorial Cup, and the first QMJHL champion to win since 2006.

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Sea Dogs win

Saint John claims Memorial Cup for Q

The Saint John Sea Dog celebrate Jonathan Huberdeau's third period goal last night to clinch the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup. Details to come late Monday. (Josh Howald photo)

Banshees, Cubbies kiboshed

Second ball game still on, however

It isn't even game day yet, and the cancellations are pouring in.

The Kincardine Cubs were supposed to play its home opener in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m., but that game has been postponed, the Cubs announced this afternoon. The South London Lynx were to visit Connaught Park for a 2 p.m. start, but that game will be rescheduled.

A second game scheduled for Saturday night, however, is still on. The Cubs will host the Listowel Legionnaires for a 7 p.m. start on Tout Field at Connaught Park in Kincardine. Kincardine is also scheduled to play a pair of games on Sunday. The Forest City Barons are to roll into town for a double-header beginning at 2 p.m.

A Sound playoff run

The Attack salutes the Owen Sound crowd following Game 6 of the Rogers OHL Championship series. The Attack won an OHL title and smashed franchise records this season, but had a Memorial Cup dream ended tonight at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Check this site tomorrow for a recap on the Attack's memorable playoff run. (Josh Howald file photo)

Attack runs out of steam

Memorial Cup dream over for Owen Sound

An inspiring playoff run by the Owen Sound Attack came to an end tonight at the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Mississauga.

After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in tonight's tie-breaker elimination game, the Kootenay Ice scored six consecutive goals to end a record-breaking season for Owen Sound. The Attack  - playing without two of its best players - didn't roll over and die, but didn't have a comeback left in them. When it was all said and done, Kootenay had won 7-3 and will live to see tomorrow.

Cody Eakin had two goals and an assist tonight to help his Kootenay Ice land a berth in the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup semi-final Friday night. (Josh Howald photo)

Do-or-die for shorthanded Attack

No Wilson, Hishon

By Josh Howald

The Owen Sound Attack will try to stay alive without two of its best players.

Captain Garrett Wilson and sniper Joey Hishon will not be in the line-up tonight when the Attack faces elimination at the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup.

Garrett Wilson is surrounded by opponents in last night's game at the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup. Wilson was injured shortly after this rush, and will miss the remainder of the tournament with a concussion. (Josh Howald photo)

Flick goal lifts Majors to semi-finals

Owen Sound must now play tie-break game tonight

Game 8 of the Ontario Hockey League Finals went to the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, with a potential enormous Game 9 Friday night.

Brandon Childerley looks on as Justin Shugg leaps to avoid a Matt Petgrave (not pictured) hit in last night's contest between the Majors and Owen Sound Attack at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. (Josh Howald photo)

Kootneay wins in overtime

Huge game for Owen Sound tonight

Matt Fraser's overtime goal last night made things a little more complicated at the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup.

Saint John back-up Mathieu Corbeil-Theriault made 38 saves for the Sea Dogs last night. (AARON BELL/CHL IMAGES)

Fraser (who was offside on the play) scored at 3:55 of the extra period to give the Kootenay Ice its first win of the Memorial Cup tournament 5-4 over the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Heavy purchase

You could have found anything - including the kitchen sink, and tubs - at the Lions Club annual Rummage sale at the old Chrysler building on Highway 21. The sale went all weekend, and here Brad and Ken Willoughby cart out a bathtub with help from Lions member Jim Prenger. (Josh Howald photo)