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Prior to the Memorial Cup finals, the Sea Dogs celebrate their underdog status

Sea Dogs celebrate their underdog status going into the Memorial Cup finals.

Key Takeaways:

  • By winning the Memorial Cup following an unlikely tournament run, the Saint John Sea Dogs have disproven doubters.
  • Georgie says that the game the other night, which I think they played for the fans, will be remembered for a very long time.
  • The Sea Dogs would become the first host club to win the Cup since 2017 and add a second Memorial Cup title banner to the team’s rafters.

The Saint John Sea Dogs have proven naysayers wrong by reaching the Memorial Cup final after an improbable tournament run.

Questions were raised regarding the team’s chances of winning the 2022 Memorial Cup when they were eliminated in the 1st round of the QMJHL Playoffs.

However, the Sea Dogs performed admirably in round-robin play to secure a bye into the championship round. Players still take pride in their status as underdogs despite their recent success.

We don’t feel any pressure, in my opinion. We have no pressure because we are underdogs and will likely still be underdogs in the championship game. On Monday, Sea Dogs forward William Dufour told Global News, “We can’t wait to play.

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The 20-year-old scored four goals during the team’s Saturday game against the Shawinigan Cataractes, which saw the Sea Dogs return from a three-goal deficit to win.

The spectacular comeback victory, in the opinion of Saint Johns, will certainly be recalled for years, according to Trevor Georgie, president of the Saint John Sea Dogs.

The game the other night, which I believe they played for the fans, will be remembered for a long time, according to Georgie.

Georgie, the mastermind behind the Sea Dogs team, understood that working in the front office is thankless without a second flag hanging from the rafters.

Sea Dogs celebrate their underdog status going into the Memorial Cup finals.
Sea Dogs celebrate their underdog status going into the Memorial Cup finals. Image from News Rebeat

The Sea Dogs would add a second Memorial Cup title banner to the organization’s rafters and become the first host club to win the Cup since 2017.

Dufour, the 2021–22 QMJHL MVP, is aware that even after their performance in the semifinals, they will still be underdogs, but he is okay with that.

Everyone will undoubtedly claim that the other team is the favorite, but because it’s only one game, we’ll do everything in our power to bring the Cup back.

Source: Global News

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