BY COLE HOBSON
Tonight’s game in Saint John begins at 7 p.m.
There is more on the line at Harbour Station tonight than just two points.
For the first time, the outcome of the Brunswick News Rivalry Cup competition, where points are awarded for reaching certain attendance marks and on-ice results, as well as various other off-ice competitions involving fans, will be decided at the last game of the season between the two teams.
The Wildcats hold a 20.5-16.5 lead but Saint John can retain the cup with a regulation win and a crowd of 5,000 or more. A regulation win and crowd of more than 4,000, or an overtime or shootout win and a crowd of more than 6,000 would leave the teams tied. The tie-breaker sees the cup going to the team with the most head-to-head victories, which would be the Sea Dogs in this case. They hold a 5-2 edge this season.
The Wildcats won the first two Rivalry Cups while Saint John won last year.
The cup will be presented following the game.