Overtime!: May 2005
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Sunday, May 29, 2005

London wins

Without any possible interference by referees, the 2005 Memorial Cup was decided and London in a easy 4-0 win over Rimouski. Sidney Crosby wasn`t enough to challenge the London squad. London will pay next season as they lose 7 starters who played their last junior game in brillant fashion. Kenny Perry got cut in the nose but it was well deserved as he was showing his diving talents...maybe he could qualify for the next olympics at the 1 meter spring board.

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Friday, May 27, 2005

London awaits

The London Knights finished the round robin phase of the 2005 Memorial Cup with a perfect 3-0 and directly goes to the final.

L`Oceanic de Rimouski and The Ottawa 67`s will battle in the semi-final match.

London is heavy favorite, at home and well rested...and dominating already. The final will be on sunday. A heavy task for any of the semi-finalist as only one team as ever won going thru semi-finals.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Sidney Crosby is honored.

The 17 year old phenom Sidney Crosby was elected yesterday best junior hockey player in Canada for the second year in a row! This is the very first time in Canada history that a player wins this award for the second year in a row.

The runner-up was 20 year old London Knights star player Kenny Perry.


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Monday, May 23, 2005

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10 years ago, the Nordiques were history...

Already 10 years have passed by since the Quebec nordiques were sold to Colorado. Their rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens will be remembered as THE most intense rivalry in any sport in the world.

Since their departure, their arch-rivals Montreal Canadiens has never been the same....
A very sad anniversary.


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Andrew Ranger writes a new chapter!

18 years old Roxton Pond`s native Andrew Ranger became yesterday the youngest driver in Champ Car history to reach the podium with his marvelous 2nd place on Monterey, Mexico race track at his 2nd Champ Car race in career.

Ranger started 14th on the grid but had a really competitive car. In the last 15 laps, Ranger went from 5th to 2nd with some superb overtakings. Andrew Ranger is now 5th in points after 2 races. A great start for the rookie.

The podium: Winner: Bruno Junquiera
2nd: Andrew Ranger
3rd: Alexandre Tagliani

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Sunday, May 22, 2005

2005 Memorial Cup opener: London 4 Rimouski 3 (OT)

Yesterday evening was the debut of the 2005 Memorial Cup, the two best Canadian teams of 2005 collided in the tournament opener. Rimouski took advantage of their opportunities in 1st period and scored 3 unanswered goals to pull themselves ahead 3-1. Then, london took control of the whole game, dominating in every aspect of the game, then tying the score in the 3rd period. And win it in overtime. The game itself was interesting but only one detail was missing... A COMPETENT REFEREE!!!!!

I really don`t know why referees in hockey never apply the rules when a game is on the line. A London player intentionnally crashed into the Rimouski goaltender when the score was tied 3-3 in the 3rd period. (Yes, the referee finally gave a penalty for running into the goalie) but the damage had been done...a scrap developped and players started fighting.

Of course this pleased all those London fans that were attending the game. Nobody want to see a clean hockey game anymore! OUR team gotta win at all cost! If we have to hook down/high stick/run down goalies JUST DO IT! I even saw a man in the arena screaming right at Rimouski players: ``Are you crying now?`` ... very mature conduct, but there`s no crying in hockey.

Only in yesterday`s game,both teams combined at least 20 hooking/holding uncalled,at least 3 diving penalties uncalled and 1 high sticking infraction at the very end of the 2nd period that remained uncalled. And I will spare talking about the many hookings/holding no-calls I saw in the 3rd period and overtime.

All this leads to this tought: Does a competent ice hockey referee exist?

Either you watch a NHL game, a little league game, or even last month World Cup (with very awful refs), refereeing was extremely poor those last 10 years. No matter why players tend to do their own justice,hook down, they know that the referees will not call obvious penalties when in a close 3rd period game. The only losers in all of this are us the hockey fans that buys the tickets. We see the sport we love refereed by jerks, the game quality is low, best players are hooked down constantly. But London fans seemed happy yesterday after the game. So it MUST`ve been a great game!

In fact it wasn`t. It was a game. Nothing more, nothing less. Nothing really exciting even if we had the two best Canadian junior teams colliding. But the ref had another game in mind.

Ice hockey is sick and needs quality referees!

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Steve Nash sinks Dallas

I stayed up til the wee hours eastern time to witness another stellar performance by NBA league MVP Steve Nash as the Phoenix Suns eliminates the Dallas Mavericks in 6 games. Steve Nash himself tied the game within the last 10 seconds of the game with a 3 point shot. In overtime, Nash stayed on overdrive and distributed the ball very effectively and even went in the lane twice to score. Nash eliminated his former team cleanly.

On to the Conference finals! Good luck Steve!

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Friday, May 20, 2005

New kid on the BLOG!

Hello, this is me! :)

Just creating the account and first looks at Overtime!

First topic... NHL Lock-out: Who should the hockey fan hate?

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