It's all down to this. The Memorial Cup format makes it really tough to win, and tonight we have the host Brandon Wheat Kings trying to win their first national title, while the Windsor Spitfires are trying to repeat as champions. No one has repeated as Champions since the 1994/95 Kamloops Blazers.
NHL prospects on the Windsor Spitfires include: Taylor Hall, Ryan Ellis, Cam Fowler, Greg Nemisz, Zack Kassian, Adam Henrique, Eric Wellwood, Kenny Ryan, Stephen Johnston, Mark Cundari, Harry Young, Scott Timmins, Dale Mitchell and Justin Shugg.
NHL prospects on the Brandon Wheat Kings include: Brayden Schenn, Scott Glennie, Travis Hamonic, Colby Robak, Toni Rajala, and Alexander Urbom.
The Spitfires are an elite powerhouse, while the Wheat Kings are the hosts who have assembled a strong team. It's a one game knockoff, so anything is possible. The Spitfires currently have a seven game winning streak at the Memorial Cup tournament, and have won eleven straight since falling behind 0-3 in their Conference Final versus Kitchener. On Friday, the Wheat Kings knocked out the WHL Champions Calgary Hitmen 5-4 in overtime, while on Tuesday, the Spitfires knocked out the QMJHL Champions Moncton Wildcats with a 4-3 overtime win as well. Jay Fehr scored the OT winner for Brandon, while Eric Wellwood scored the OT winner for Windsor.
The game is being broadcast online on Sportsnet, and in the USA is available on the NHL Network.