The SIJHL and NOJHL earned some serious respect last night when Sudbury soundly beat St. Mike's 5-2 at the Dudley Hewitt Cup in Thunder Bay, knocking St. Mike's out. I had the opportunity to be at nearly all the games and I can say that St. Mike's was no better than any of the other teams competing. In their first game, they were beaten by a better goalie, the second game they pretty much dominated the entire game, and in the third game (the most important one of the tournament) the Buzzers were let down by their goaltending. That's 2 out of 3 games where the Buzzers goalies dropped the ball. They were very likely the most talented team, but they were just outdone by teams scoring at opportune times. Maybe now all this talk about the SIJHL and NOJHL being patsy leagues will end and people will see that these teams can play.