Here's the breakdown of the Memorial Cup heading into the final game of round robin play.
Win and you're in...sort of.
Brandon faces off against the Red Deer Rebels tonight, a team they're all too familiar with. Brandon knocked the Rebels out in 5 games in the WHL's Eastern Conference Final.
If Brandon wins tonight they would improve to a 1-2 record creating a 3-way tie for 2nd place between Rouyn-Noranda and Red Deer.
The teams goal differentials will be divided into their games played, the team with the highest percentage will automatically move on to the semifinal, the other two remaining teams will play a playoff for the other position in the semi final.
THE GAME PLAYED AGAINST THE FIRST PLACE TEAM DOES NOT COUNT AGAINST YOUR DIFFERENTIAL.
This really helps the Wheat Kings out, they lost 9-1 against the Knights who await one of the three teams in the cup final.
Here's each team's goal scenario heading into tonight's game
LONDON KNIGHTS (OHL)
Games Played: 3 Goals For: 20 Goals Against: 5 Differential: +15
ROUYN-NORANDA HUSKIES (QMJHL)
GP: 3 GF: 9 GA: 13 Diff: - 4 Diff (- London): -1
RED DEER REBELS (HOST)
GP: 2 GF: 7 GA: 8 Diff: -1 Diff (- London): +3
BRANDON WHEAT KINGS (WHL)
GP: 2 GF: 4 GA: 14 Diff: -10 Diff (- London): -2
If Brandon beats Red Deer by at least 3 goals tonight they'll automatically earn a spot in the semi-final.