And, Matthias was damn good—well, he got his butt in the right place at the right time yesterday and by doing so keep the Bulls season in the Bulls hands. Win three straight games and you win the Memorial Cup—no problem.
Belleville's win irritated the Kitchener faithful to no end.
With the loss, Gatineau is a little more screwed. Since the M-Cup plays a tiebreaker for the third spot, they still have a chance, but they will need to bounce back quickly tonight against Spokane. A Gatineau win tonight would assure that the tiebreaker would be played, against the loser of the Kitchener and Belleville game Wednesday.
If Spokane wins then we face the bizarre situation of Belleville and Kitchener playing, essentially, a friendly a day before playing the national semi-final (unless you think last change is worth risking injury by playing full-out that is. Seriously, what purpose would it serve playing the game if the semi was set? Oh yeah, the money).
- You have to feel a bit for Josh Unice, who has been decidedly mediocre in the tournament thus far. Despite what they are saying now, when Kitchener acquired World Junior goaltender Steve Mason at Christmas time they were not so subtly sending the message that Unice wasn’t quite good enough to be the starter in the tournament. Remarkably, he appears to have maintained his confidence.
- It appears that the Intel did in fact show up!.
- Yes, this Laurier guy just made a Queen's reference in the title of this post. I know all the words to the Oil Thigh too. It's embarrassing.