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Portland Winterhawks down Edmonton Oil Kings 5-1 to claim WHL title

Sunday, 05.12.2013 / 11:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Portland Winterhawks down Edmonton Oil Kings 5-1 to claim WHL title

EDMONTON - Ty Rattie had three goals to lead the Portland Winterhawks to a 5-1 Game 6 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings to claim the Western Hockey League title on Sunday.

It was the third straight year the Winterhawks had advanced to the final, but first time they've claimed the Ed Chynoweth Cup.

Two of Rattie's goals came while the Winterhawks were short-handed. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Taylor Leier also had goals for Portland.

Travis Ewanyk had the lone goal for Edmonton.

The Western Hockey League in November suspended Winterhawks coach and general manager Mike Johnston for the rest of the season, fined the team $200,000 and took away several draft picks Wednesday because of player-benefit violations over the past four seasons.

The Winterhawks advanced to the Memorial Cup later this month in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

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