Larry Mavety's Light Brigade will be just fine so long as it can get 14 points a night out of the top line of Cory Emmerton, Nate Moon and Matt Kang like they did in tonight's 7-3 win over Belleville.
It is what it is: A nice night for the Frontenacs players who needed a win, with the captain Emmerton, making a huge statement by scoring four goals and setting up two more. The statement may as well have been directed at Craig Hartsburg, the coach-GM in Sault Ste. Marie and coach of the world junior squad: "Hey, take me on the world junior team, then trade for me once we get back."
Kang and Moon, playing in his hometown, each had a goal and three helpers. Jason Guy got back on his game with 40 saves. Belleville's Mike Murphy, meantime, got a mercy pull in the second period and gave up five goals on 17 shots. It sounds like the Bulls just didn't show up. This was mostly an evenout after the Bulls' blowout wins a few weeks ago, but no doubt the Fronts feel good.
(UPDATE: The Taking Note hockey blog, which covers juniors, covers the new owners of the Kamloops Blazers firing their GM. Seems they haven't won a playoff series yet this decade. Sound like another team? Link via Mirtle.)