On Sunday afternoon, the OHL’s Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors took a three games-to-none, first-round series lead over the underdog Belleville Bulls.

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Mississauga St. Michael's Majors' netminder JP Anderson has recorded two straight shutouts of the Belleville Bulls in their current OHL playoff series

These are the same Majors that will host the 2011 Memorial Cup this May at Hershey Centre in Mississauga. These are the same Majors who won the Hamilton Spectator Trophy as the OHL’s top team in the regular season. And these are the same Majors that can’t fill their building with fans. Ever. And that is, in a word, pathetic. (more…)

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G Chris Carrozzi led the Majors to a 42-20-4-2 record in 2009-10
G Chris Carrozzi led the Majors to a 42-20-4-2 record in 2009-10

Just after noon today, the Canadian Hockey League is set to announce that the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors will be the host team for the 2011 Memorial Cup tournament. Bringing major junior hockey’s pinnacle event to Hershey Centre, and Mississauga, is the absolute WRONG decision for the CHL to make. The city, and fans of the Majors (both of them) do not deserve this honour. Not even close. And deserving cities like Barrie and Windsor just got screwed. (more…)

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Kitchener Rangers of OHL suffer crushing defeat

Windsor captain Harry Young accepts Wayne Gretzky Trophy from OHL Commissioner David Branch

Windsor captain Harry Young accepts Wayne Gretzky Trophy from OHL Commissioner David Branch

Yesterday afternoon, in the Ontario Hockey League, something happened that fans have only experienced twice before in OHL history. A team came back from a three games-to-none playoff series deficit to win the series in seven. And that is the genuine and pure beauty of sports. We say it a lot, but it’s absolutely true – anything can happen. Absolute euphoria for one team. Crushing defeat for another. And that’s why sports are one of the greatest obsessions in our world. (more…)

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