In hockey, seeing the numbers ‘6’ and ‘1’ on the scoreboard is only fun when it’s your team that’s being represented by the ‘6’. That wasn’t the case for the Edmonton Oil Kings, though, as the Shawinigan Cataractes tallied five unanswered goals (and one that had a weak response) in their 6-1 win over the Oil Kings tonight. Meaning: The Cataractes are going on to the Memorial Cup semi-final, and the Oil Kings are heading home empty-handed. (That is, if you don’t count the still-recent WHL Championship…)
The Edmonton Oil Kings started off their Memorial Cup run on a high note when they beat the Shawinigan Cataractes. Goals from Kristians Pelss, Griffin Reinhart, Martin Gernat and Henrik Samuelsson, coupled with the 30 saves Laurent Brossoit made were what carried the Oil Kings to a 4-3 win over Shawinigan. Today’s opponents, the St. John’s Sea Dogs, were coming off a 5-3 loss to the London Knights and were looking to even out their record. They did.