Memorial Cupdate: Majors have a sorta-must win tomorrow

Mississauga Article: Fraser's OT heroics keep Ice alive
The win guaranteed the Ice a spot in the tiebreaker game Thursday night against the loser of tonight’s game between the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors and Owen Sound Attack. The Sea Dogs, winners of their first two games, had already qualified for Sunday’s championship game with a 3-2 overtime win over the Attack on Monday night.

So, now, the Maxim Kitsyns -- I mean, the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors -- play their old friends Owen Sound tomorrow night, and one of two things will happen:

  • They win, and they proceed to the semi-final game, against the winner of the tie-breaker game between the ice and Owen Sound.
  • They lose, and have to play the Ice in the tie-breaker, which they must win to get to the semi-finals against their old friends Owen Sound.

In short, not a must-win, but it's better to win one and skip having to win two.