Last night was the Memorial Cup final. The Saint John Sea Dogs became the first team in Atlantic Canada to win the Canadian Junior’s top prize in its 93 year history! 93 years! It’s hard to imagine that no other Atlantic Canadian team has won before now. Sad, really. We have some great talent in this part of the country, but it’s taken us almost 100 years to bring the cup to any of the four Atlantic provinces?
Needless to say, this is quite an accomplishment for our Sea Dogs! I only wish that I was more enthusiastic. Yup, that’s right. Our little team just proved that they are the top team in all of Canada… and my general level of excitement sits somewhere around the apathetic mark. I realize that this is totally MY problem, and wish that it was different… but as much as I love to watch NHL hockey on TV, I’ve always had a hard time getting excited about our local teams. That’s even more sad than Atlantic Canada being shut out for the last 93 years because the Sea Dogs have worked really hard to get to where they are today. I’ve seen a grand total of 1 game at Harbour Station, and I enjoyed it… but it’s just something that I never really think of when planning my activities. It’s even more of a shame because I took the kids to that game, and they really enjoyed it… but again… not something that I ever think of.
So congratulations to the Saint John Sea Dogs for winning the Memorial Cup! It’s a great thing that you’ve done, and I hope that this inspires me to get off my ass next season and take in a few more games.
Go Dogs Go!