Sunday night, the Halifax Mooseheads will attempt to become the second Atlantic Canadian team to take home the coveted Memorial Cup — and coach Dominique Ducharme says his team is ready.
Ducharme said his team is well-rested thanks to clinching a spot in the final earlier this week .
"We can't wait. We played our last game on Tuesday and if we could play it this afternoon, right now, we're ready," Ducharme said Saturday. "To be playing in that last game, that was what we wanted to do and that's where we wanted to be so now it's time to make the most out of it."
Ducharme admits that the Portland Winterhawks pose some tough competition.
"Obviously I think we’re going to see the best of them and they’re going to see the best of us. We’ve seen them play during the tournament, we played them, we know their strength and they’re a good team," he said.
A Mooseheads win tonight would mark the second time an Atlantic Canadian junior hockey team has won top prize in the Memorial Cup’s 93-year history.