Two South Shore hockey players will play for junior hockey's holy grail.
The Memorial Cup is being hosted this year by the Halifax Mooseheads during the team's 25th anniversary.
Bridgewater's Keith Getson and Lunenburg's Walter Flower will represent Halifax against teams from Rouyn-Noranda, Guelph and Prince Albert.
Getson says he hopes they can bounce back after losing in the Presidents Cup Final.
"We're lucky enough to have another opportunity at winning a title and I think we're going to make the best of it," says Getson.
"We're playing three champions of the other leagues. It's going to be a tough road but I think we can do it."
Getson adds, home ice could be a factor.
"We have the luxury of playing on our home ice. That's absolutely huge and we get our fans behind us every single night."
Meanwhile, Flower says a lot of hard work has gone into reaching the pinnacle of Canadian junior hockey.
"You play a whole season to prepare for this and before that you're spending your summer in the gym and it's just non-stop. But, I wouldn't do it if I didn't love the game and it's what I love to do."
Flower continues to say he can't wait for the experience of playing in the 101st Memorial Cup.
"In a special place like Halifax, it's close to home for me and also my teammate, Keith. It's just going to be a great thing for our families and every player in the CHL wants to play for the Memorial Cup."
The Memorial Cup begins Friday night at 8 p.m. when Halifax plays Prince Albert at Scotiabank Centre.
Reported by: Nick Yorston
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