MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- From his corner seat inside a crowded Colisée de Rimouski two years ago, Justin Shugg watched the Windsor Spitfires' incredible four-goal third-period comeback in a memorable MasterCard Memorial Cup tiebreaker game.
Shugg, who had broken his collarbone four days earlier in the tournament, remembers the bittersweet feeling he felt after the Spitfires erased a two-goal deficit and beat the host Rimouski Oceanic 6-4.
"I was like, 'Shoot, I hope I can get this chance and play with these guys next year,'" Shugg, now a star with the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, recently recalled. "They battled hard and they came back and they won it."
Three days later, following the Spitfires' 4-1 defeat of the Kelowna Rockets in the championship game, Windsor general manager Warren Rychel made the rookie right wing a promise.