Way To Go, Bournival And Shawinigan!

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!!!

 

2 thoughts on “Way To Go, Bournival And Shawinigan!”

  1. … more hope to add to the picture… A team finished out of the playoffs, hired the right coach who found the right combination, and rode that with a Hall of Fame goalie into the finals, despite odds… folks thought the Devils were years from a recovery (although the Kings are going to mop them up), too…

  2. Right on, Mike. It shows it can be done. And we’re going to do it soon. It’s out turn.
    I think the Kings will win too although they’re weren’t quite as effective in their last few games of the Coyotes series as they were before. And the Devils seem to be picking up steam. We’ll see. It’ll all come down to Brodeur and Quick, and if Kovalchuk and snipers on both teams snipe. I’m not sure how much I’ll see but I hope it’s quite a bit.

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