The road to the present: The London Knights' all-time Memorial Cup record


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Here's a look back at all 23 Memorial Cup games in the London Knights' history before Sunday's final. Their record in the tournament is 15-8 (including 3-0 in Saginaw so far).

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In Saginaw, Michigan

London Knights defenseman Oliver Bonk hugs goalie Michael Simpson after a 5-4 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Memorial Cup in Saginaw, Michigan, on May 27, 2024. (Eric Young/CHL)

May 29: KNIGHTS 4, Saginaw 2. Easton Cowan scored the winning goal with 1:25 minutes left in regulation time and then shot another empty net goal.

May 27: KNIGHTS 5, Moose Jaw 4. London scored three goals in the second period and then held off a furious comeback from the Warriors towards the end.

May 25: KNIGHTS 4, Drummondville 0. London started strong with a shutout from Michael Simpson, while Ruslan Gazizov scored twice


At the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer

Max Jones raises the trophy after the London Knights won the Memorial Cup in Red Deer, Alberta on May 29, 2016. (Getty Images)

May 29: KNIGHTS 3, Rouyn-Noranda 2 (OT) Matthew Tkachuk was credited with the winning goal in extra time, although many still believe Christian Dvorak put the score open. Whatever the case, London won its second trophy.

May 24: KNIGHTS 5, Rouyn-Noranda 2. Max Jones' beautiful shorthanded goal late in the second period kept the Huskies in check in a game dominated by penalties.

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May 23: KNIGHTS 9, Brandon 1. Dvorak scored a hat-trick – a goal in each half – to secure the most decisive victory in London's cup history.

May 20: KNIGHTS 6, Red Deer 2. The co-captains led the way, with Mitch Marner scoring two goals and five points while Dvorak scored two goals and four points.


In London's Budweiser Gardens (forgetful 0-3 record on home ice)

May 21: Guelph 7, KNIGHTS 2. The Storm stormed in with a hat trick from Scott Kosmachuk and two goals from the pesky Tyler Bertuzzi to end the Londoners' season after knocking them out of the OHL playoffs. The Knights became the second host team to finish 0-3.

May 18: Edmonton 5, KNIGHTS 2. Eventual champions Oil Kings scored two goals each through Cup MVPs Edgars Kulda and Luke Bertolucci, while defenders Alex Basso and Dakota Mermis scored for London.

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May 16: Val d'Or 1, KNIGHTS 0. Leafs junior Antoine Bibeau saved 51 shots, including one from Bo Horvat's penalty in the third period. Red Wings player Anthony Mantha scored the only goal in the first period.


At the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon (record: 2:3)

Halifax Mooseheads player Austyn Hardie (centre) lies between London Knights players Chris Tierney (left) and Alex Broadhurst during the Memorial Cup on May 21, 2013 in Saskatoon, Sask. (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix)

May 24: Portland 2, KNIGHTS 1. Olli Maatta had a great chance in the final seconds, but Ty Rattie's third-period winner held firm and helped London advance to the semifinals.

May 23: KNIGHTS 6, Saskatoon 1. Six different London scorers chased Blades starter Andrey Makarov as the OHL champions ended the host team's season.

May 21: Halifax 9, KNIGHTS 2. London was no match for the Mooseheads, who scored a hat trick through hard-shooting Martin Frk. Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon each added three assists to hand the Knights their heaviest Cup loss.

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May 20: Portland 6, KNIGHTS 3. Ty Rattie scored twice and Derrick Pouliot scored the winning goal in the third period as London's goaltending and defense problems began, but they scored a spectacular goal through a combination of Bo Horvat and Max Domi.

May 17: KNIGHTS 3, Saskatoon 2. Blades striker Josh Nicholls scored twice, but big Russian defender Nikita Zadorov scored the winning goal in the third period in front of 10,203 fans.


At Shawinigan's Centre Bionest (2-2 record. That has been painful for years)

May 27: Shawinigan 2, KNIGHTS 1 (OT). Russian Anton Zlobin scored both goals for the Cataracters and secured free poutine for life by giving Shawinigan its first title. The hosts became the second team in history (after Windsor in 2009) to win the Cup after competing in the playoff.

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May 22: KNIGHTS 4, Edmonton 1. London's shorthanded play nullified six of the Oil Kings' power play chances, and Bo Horvat's goal in the first period was the winning goal.

May 20: Shawinigan 6, KNIGHTS 2. Defender Brandon Gormley put London under pressure from behind and Cup MVP Michael Chaput scored three points in a taste of things to come.

May 19: KNIGHTS 5, Saint John 3. The Rupert twins announced their arrival in Quebec and immediately infuriated Jonathan Huberdeau. Vladislav Namestnikov led the offense with two goals.


At the John Labatt Centre in London (4-0 record. Season-long dominance ended with cheers from the home city)

London Knights players celebrate their Memorial Cup victory over Rimouski Oceanic at the John Labatt Centre in London on Sunday, May 29, 2005. (File photo)

May 29: KNIGHTS 4, Rimouski 0. Danny Fritsche scored the game-winning goal in the first period after Corey Perry took a hit to the head and Adam Dennis blocked 27 shots to defeat Sidney Crosby and friends. The victory ended London's 40-year title drought and capped one of the best seasons in junior hockey.

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May 26: KNIGHTS 5, Ottawa 2. London conceded first for the second straight game, but then scored four straight goals to edge the 67s. Corey Perry and Dylan Hunter each scored a goal and provided an assist.

May 23: KNIGHTS 4, Kelowna 2. Drew Larman and Corey Perry each scored twice to send Shea Weber and the weary Western champions (who had lost to Ottawa in second overtime the day before) into a tailspin.

May 21: KNIGHTS 4, Rimouski 3. Defender Marc Methot scored twice, including the overtime winner, as London overcame an early 3-1 deficit to beat Oceanic. Corey Perry had two assists.

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