Sea Dogs have their day

Oil Kings Founder's Club members Laura Merry, left, and Jack Nguyen hold up an L and a B for Oil...

Oil Kings Founder's Club members Laura Merry, left, and Jack Nguyen hold up an L and a B for Oil Kings goalie Laurent Brossoit as they watch the Oil Kings take on the St. John Sea Dogs at Earl's in Edmonton on Monday, May 21, 2012. CODIE MCLACHLAN/EDMONTON SUN QMI AGENCY

Robert Tychkowski, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:56 AM ET

SHAWINIGAN - It’s not easy finding the net from the edge of a cliff, but the Saint John Sea Dogs found a way.

With their tournament fortunes one wrong step away from a fatal plunge, the Dogs rebounded from a 6-2 loss to London to play themselves right back into the Memorial Cup.

“It was a hard game to play, we needed to win it badly,” said captain Jonathan Huberdeau, after their 5-2 decision over Edmonton “We had a slow start but we came on in the second and third period, a couple of guys stepped up, and that’s great. We found a way to win. I think at the end we showed the game that we played all year.”

And suddenly that London loss seems a long time ago.

“We came out in the first game a little but flat and you can’t keep doing that in a tournament like this if you want to win,” said Zack Phillips, adding they tried not to think about the stakes. “Sometimes you just have to worry about how you’re going to play the game, instead of what the game means.”

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