RIMOUSKI, Que. — There’s life in the Rimouski Oceanic after all.
Logan MacMillan’s short-handed goal 34 seconds into the third period stood up as the game-winner as the Oceanic bounced back from a tough loss to upset the Windsor Spitfires 5-4 on Sunday at the MasterCard Memorial Cup.
The host club of the four-team tournament looked dead in the water after a 4-1 loss to the Kelowna Rockets on Friday, but they jumped on the mistake-prone Spitfires to even their record at 1-1 going into their final round robin game against the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Drummondville Voltigeurs on Wednesday.
“It’s huge,” said MacMillan, an Anaheim Ducks prospect. “If we lost this one, there wasn’t much chance of us making it through.
“And it’s also great for our confidence. After Game 1, the guys were kind of skeptical – that maybe we were off too long – but we bounced back great. We played really well.”