Habs prospect Michael Bournival set up Anton Zlobin in overtime as the Shawinigan Cataractes beat the London Knights 2-1 to win the 2012 Memorial Cup.
Good for Shawinigan, and for Bournival, who came to the Canadiens via the Colorado system, with Ryan O’Byrne going the other way. We want our young guys to come through in the clutch, and to me it’s just more good news on the Habs newly-paved road to respectibility.
I don’t see enough junior hockey, although I’ve always loved and appreciated the talent and enthusiasm these young guys bring. Powell River has an elite BCHL team and I rarely go. I don’t know why. I can’t explain it. Is not having enough time a good enough excuse? At least I follow the World juniors closely every year.
Way to go, Shawinigan. They were only there because they were the host city, and they won it all. Hip, hip, hooray!!!