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Memorial Cup: Psychic divines London Knights’ fortunes

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London psychic Tia G. consulted her tarot cards and found helpful takeaways for the London Knights as they chase junior hockey’s top prize.

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She’s a psychic, not a bookie, which means Tia G. isn’t in the business of predicting the outcome of sporting matches.

In fact, the London woman isn’t even a hockey fan.

Even still, she was game to venture into what might be ahead for the London Knights at the Memorial Cup, where they open play Saturday against Drummondville, the Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League champions, in the round-robin play of the tournament to determine national junior hockey supremacy.

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The Free Press called around in the London psychic community, looking for clues that might be in the cards for the Ontario Hockey League champion Knights, and landed on Tia G. of London Ontario Psychic Readings.

Tia G. – her professional handle, not her real name – works out of her home, offering tarot card readings to help people and groups “get in touch with what they already know” about their futures so they can change the outcome, she said.

Her initial take on the Knights’ chances in the four-team tournament?

Not good.

“Eliminated in the first round,” she said.

Thankfully, though, both for the Knights and their hometown fans, who will be closely watching the tournament in Saginaw, Mich., that’s not the last word from the full-time psychic and shaman because, as she puts it, “the future is not written in stone.”

“I could predict something in the future that is true in this moment,” she noted. “And then, based on the prediction that I give . . . you can change the course of what is going to happen.”

For further clarity, Tia G. uses a pendulum to help her choose from dozens of tarot and oracle card decks she has at the ready. A session with her typically starts with an instinctive prediction, followed by card readings to further “suss out the situation.”

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She pulled two cards to help provide some insight for the Knights – and their fans – about how the team can improve its Memorial Cup chances.

Card No. 1: Seven of Wands, from the Modern Witch Deck.

“Your fiery drive has given you the strength and willpower to climb to the top of the cliff, only to have others try to knock you back down. You’ve succeeded and you’re feeling strong, but others may be jealous. They’ll try to make you feel like less and sow seeds of doubt in yourself. Don’t let them. You deserve to be here. Fight for yourself,” the card reads.

According to Tia G., the deck suggests “high hopes” for how the Knights will perform.

“They’ve worked hard, they’ve gone this far and now . . . they’ve got nerves,” she said. “The cards are telling them, ‘Put that all away and go play your best game. You deserve to be here.’”

Card No. 2: Will-o-the-Wisp, from the Shaman’s Dream Deck.

“These guys are going into a situation that feels familiar but isn’t familiar at the same time. Some of them have done it before. Some of them haven’t, but they need to go into it together as a unit . . . and work at it together,” she said, after pulling the card.

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The Knights are making their sixth Memorial Cup appearance and won the title in 2005 and 2016.

The other teams are the Drummondville Voltigeurs, the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League and the Saginaw Spirit, an OHL team that London beat in the league playoffs and which qualified for the tournament as the host city.

Saturday’s sold-out tournament opener for the Knights begins at 4 p.m. All the games are being played at the Dow Event Center, the home arena for the Spirit in Saginaw, a three-hour drive from London.

nbrennan@postmedia.com

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