The memory of helping Canada win the world junior hockey championship will last a lifetime for London Knights Corey Perry and Danny Syvret.
The shine will never dull on their gold medals.
But, for the time being, they have to put the world title aside and resume helping the Knights win an important championship -- the Memorial Cup, emblematic of Canadian junior hockey supremacy.
"You have to get your mind back into this. You have to put the world championship behind you," said Perry, who will rejoin the Knights, along with Syvret and Team U.S.A.'s Rob Schremp, for London's game tonight in Windsor.
The Knights are 32-2-2-0 this season, setting a Canadian Hockey League unbeaten record of 31 games (29 wins and two ties) in the process.
Perry and Syvret have a streak of their own -- neither has lost a hockey game since April 26, when the Guelph Storm ended the Knights' season last year in Game 7 of the OHL West Division final.
That span includes 34 victories and two ties. Twenty-eight of the wins have come with the Knights.
The other six are with the Canadian junior team that rolled to the world title this week.