- On Wednesday, the Ontario Hockey League’s Hamilton Bulldogs were defeated by the Sea Dogs 6-3 to claim the 2022 Memorial Cup.
- Trevor Georgie, president and general manager of the Saint John Sea Dogs suggested that his group would probably gain by capturing a third Memorial Cup.
On Thursday afternoon, many Saint John Sea Dogs supporters flocked to the streets to support their local team.
On Wednesday, the Sea Dogs defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League 6-3 to win the 2022 Memorial Cup.
The squad paraded through Uptown to appropriately celebrate winning the trophy on home ice.
“I’m overcome with emotion and joy. The Sea Dogs winning the Memorial Cup again and doing so at home is amazing, a jubilant supporter told Global News.
Split into two groups, half of the team boarded a vintage Saint John fire truck, and the other half boarded a Canadian Coast Guard boat that was being pushed by a car.
The two cars drove down King Street toward the Area 506 Waterfront Container Village together.
According to local Wendy Anderson, the parade was “an amazing way to celebrate the triumph with the community, and also there were many families out today, and it was nice to simply continue that success.”
The Sea Dogs have won the Memorial Cup twice after their victory on Wednesday night; their first success came in 2011.
In his remarks to a sizable audience on Thursday, Saint John Sea Dogs president and general manager Trevor Georgie hinted that his team would likely benefit from winning a third Memorial Cup.
“These individuals here are what Saint John is to me,” said the speaker. They’ve been through ups and downs, but boy oh boy, these past ten days, this city has been on fire,” Georgie remarked. “They’re resilient, passionate, wear their hearts on their sleeves, and have been through ups and downs.
The City of Saint John has recently been the subject of widespread national press due to hosting the prestigious event, which many say has improved the image of the area.
Georgie said, “We’ve been calling it the Palm Springs of the east.”
But after yesterday, Palm Springs is the Saint John of the west; you know what I mean?
The Sea Dogs are both the first host team since 2017 to win the Memorial Cup and the first group to do so since 2019.
Source: Global News
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