Twitter Reacts to London Knights Memorial Cup Win

On Sunday evening, the Ontario Hockey League champion London Knights played their closest game in nearly two months. After storming through the round robin at the Memorial Cup in Red Deer, the Knights ran into stiff competition in the final – taking on the QMJHL’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

With the Huskies up 2-1 late in the third period, Aaron Berisha fed Christian Dvorak in front of the Rouyn net for the game tying goal. As the two teams headed to overtime, the game was up for grabs with history not in the Knights’ corner.

Just under eight minutes into overtime, however, the Knights’ Matthew Tkachuk made a move just inside the blue line before firing over the shoulder of Huskies’ goalie Chase Marchand. The goal gave the Knights a 3-2 overtime win and their second Memorial Cup in franchise history.

The goal sent the Knights into a frenzy and it wasn’t long before fans of the team and the rest of the hockey world took to Twitter.

The Knights finished the year on a 17-game winning streak through the OHL playoffs and into the Memorial Cup. Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospect Mitch Marner fell two points shy of tying the tournament’s all-time record for points and, in doing so, won the Memorial Cup MVP award.

While some of the players won’t be back again in 2016-17, including the possibility of Marner sticking with the Leafs, the Knights will surely be a favourite to come out of the OHL once again next season.