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Cameron's finale?

by Adam Kimelman /
Dave Cameron has had a tremendous run of success the last four seasons with the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, capped by this year's run to the Ontario Hockey League finals and the Memorial Cup title game.

But could this be his last game as a junior coach? His name has been tied to the Ottawa Senators coaching job, due to Senators owner Eugene Melnyk also owning the Majors.

Cameron was asked about his feelings if this was his final game as a junior coach:

"I love junior hockey," he said. "I love coaching in the OHL. I consider myself very lucky. I have an unbelievable owner who's allowed me to assemble an unbelievable staff. I have a ton of fun every day; there's not a bad day too often. You get to spend your time around a bunch of young gentlemen who are going to be very successful, it energizes you."

If he does leave, however, Cameron would have liked to go out with a bit of a different ending -- he was the losing coach for Canada in the gold-medal game at the 2011 World Junior Championship; lost in overtime at home in Game 7 of the OHL finals; and lost the Memorial Cup title game in his home rink.

"You never get used to the losing," he said. "They say the losing toughens you; right now I feel like a 10-cent steak."
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