Austin Watson, seen here stapling Swedes to the boards for Team USA, will be on NHL Network tomorrow leading the London Knights into action.
The NHL playoffs are going dark for a night before resuming tomorrow, but die-hard puckheads can still catch some action, as Canadian junior's signature tournament, the Memorial Cup, takes center stage. Tonight at 6:00 Central, it begins with the Edmonton Oil Kings squaring off with the Shawinigan Cataractes.
For more on this four-team tourney, check out this article at NHL.com, and keep an eye out for tomorrow's contest (also at 6:00 p.m. on NHL Network) between the London Knights and Saint John Sea Dogs. Nashville Predators prospect Austin Watson is a leading star for London, while 2009 Nashville draftee Charles-Olivier Roussel patrols the Saint John blueline, so this is a chance to check out two future Preds on junior hockey's biggest stage.
So set those DVR's before diving into your afternoon hockey notes...
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