Seattle Thunderbirds win WHL title!
The Seattle Thunderbirds took the series with a 4-3 game 6 overtime win against Regina to win the Western Hockey League Championship. Alexander True scored the game-winning goal at 12:36 of overtime. The Championship is the first in team history. The T-Birds skated back from two goals down to equalize the game with less than six minutes to go to force overtime.
See you in Windsor at the 2017 @MCMemorialCup, @SeattleTBirds fans!
— The WHL (@TheWHL) May 15, 2017
Co-captain and Islanders prospect, Matt Barzal, was awarded WHL playoff MVP and he told reporters after the game that he couldn’t be prouder of this group of guys.
“Had a tough go last year losing in the finals and to come back this year, it’s all worth it,” said Barzal. “These guys work so hard all year. it’s great to see everybody lift the cup and get rewarded.”
Now comes an even larger challenge for the Thunderbirds–the Memorial Cup. The Memorial Cup will pit Seattle against the Ontario Hockey League champion Erie (Pennsylvania) Otters, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Champion Saint John (New Brunswick) Sea Dogs, and the host team, the Windsor (Ontario) Spitfires.
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