LONDON, Ont. — At least the Edmonton Oil Kings don’t have to fly in Taylor Hall today to talk to the team.Follow @SlamSports
Only one team has ever come back from an 0-2 start in the modern-day four-team tournament concept of the Memorial Cup.
Only one team won it’s last round robin game, won the tie-breaker game, won the semi-final, won the final and carried the ancient trophy.
That was the 2009 Windsor Spitfires led by Taylor Hall in his first of two Memorial Cup champion and back-to-back MVP years.
With their 5-2 win over host London Knights here Sunday, that’s what faces the host now, not the Oil Kings.
“That game was super important for us because 0-2 is pretty much like not a lot of chance to make it,” said Edgars Kulda, the Latvian who scored two goals including the winner.
“It was a game we knew we needed to win. This team has come up big in big games this year.