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Thunderbirds beat ICE in Game 5 to win WHL championship

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KENT, Wash. — The Seattle Thunderbirds beat the Winnipeg ICE 3-1 on Friday to claim the Western Hockey League title.

The game-winning goal came courtesy of Nico Myatovic, who bagged a penalty shot against ICE netminder Daniel Hauser.

Seattle also won the title back in 2017.

The Thunderbirds have now booked their place in the Memorial Cup.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 19, 2023.