2012 Minto Cup

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  1. Rids

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    Opening Day at the Minto Tournament

    Orangeville beat Coquitlam in the opening game 9-5.

    Calgary's very own Mounties faced the host Whitby Warriors in the second game and things started off well for the locals. Whitby got on the board first thanks to a power play marker from Dan Lintner after Kyle Gray took a holding call.

    The Mounties put forward a great push after that and actually held the lead at the end of the first period thanks to a pair of goals from Cam Coplan and Pat Henry.

    The second period started off with a too many men call that Whitby scored on only 10 seconds later. Whitby scored 5 more times during the second period including a short handed and a power play goal. It was 7-2 after 2.

    In the third period Calgary got their own power play marker from Dan Taylor but couldn't mount enough of an attack to get anywhere. Final score was 11-3 Whitby and shots on goal were 66-38 in favor of Whitby.

    The Mounties play Coquitlam tomorrow at 3pm Calgary time.
     
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    Jr. A Mounties faced off against the BCLA champion Coquitlam Adanacs today.

    The Adanacs came out on fire and by the time 2 minutes and 11 seconds had ticked off the clock it was already 4-0. The Mounties didn't score until the 5 minute mark of the second period to make it 7-1 at that point. The lopsided affair finished 12-2 in favor of Coquitlam.

    Next up for Calgary is facing the OLA Champions Orangeville Northmen on Tuesday. Enjoy the day off boys.
     
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    we had a lacrosse team in montreal once. only lasted a season. i never really got hooked as a spectator.
     
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    The Express were owned by Brad Waters who was scum. Waters single handedly built a sports empire as sturdy as a house of cards and pulled the wool over the eyes of the board of directors in 2 separate leagues.

    He was partners in the Toronto Rock franchise and owned the Ottawa Rebel, Montreal Express and the CFL Renegades. With the Rebel and the Express he ran them into the ground and then pulled out right before the crash. The Montreal Express it was common knowledge that if you waited until 15 minutes before the game you could get free tickets out on the street which really ticked off the 2,000 season ticket holders that bought into the team. They averaged 9,900 a game but less than a third were paying customers. Players didn't get paid and sponsors didn't get their public appearances.

    The Ottawa Renegades were the worst. Waters hosted a Grey Cup that turned a profit around $10 million and he hid that in a secondary company so when he sold the Gades to the Glieberman family they were only a shell. Before Waters pulled out he sold off all of the equipment (helmets, pads, uniforms, footballs), training equipment, fired the staff and sold all the office furniture. The Glieberman's bought a team that didn't have anything! All of the Grey Cup profits were shuffled through the back door.
     
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    God how do these people ever make it on top of anything? oh yeah,swindling others.

    so for once the Gliebs were not really to blame for ottawa's demise? interesting.
     
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    They were waaaaay behind the 8 ball when they stepped in to save the Gades.
     
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    Must say the Minto cup is quite pretty. like a PGA trophy
     
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    A very nice trophy! The Mann Cup (Sr. A National Championship) is the most valuable trophy in sports worth about $60,000 because of all the gold in it.
     

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