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Warriors complete sweep of Winterhawks for first-ever WHL title, trip to Memorial Cup

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MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Brayden Schuurman scored the go-ahead goal with 5:53 remaining in the third period to lift the Moose Jaw Warriors to a 4-2 win over the Portland Winterhawks on Wednesday to book a ticket to the Memorial Cup.

The Warriors completed the sweep in the best-of-seven Western Hockey League Championship Series to earn their first-ever Ed Chynoweth Cup. The Memorial Cup will be held May 24 to June 2 in Saginaw, Mich.

Martin Rysavy, with two goals including the insurance score into an empty net with 2:27 left in the contest, and Matthew Savoie also netted goals for Moose Jaw.

Jackson Unger made 24 saves.

Kyle Chyzowski and Marcus Nguyen replied for Portland, which made it a 2-2 game entering the third period.

Jan Spunar stopped 22 shots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 15, 2024.