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BLOG: Entwistle, Guelph win 2019 OHL Championship

The Blackhawks prospect recorded an assist in Sunday's decisive Game 6 victory

by Austin Siegel / Blackhawks.com

Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle won his second straight OHL Championship and helped Guelph win their first since 2014 as the Storm closed out Ottawa 8-3 on Sunday afternoon. 

Before Entwistle was traded to the Blackhawks organization over the summer, the 19-year-old helped the Hamilton Bulldogs win an OHL Championship in 2018. The road to a title was even harder in Guelph, as the Storm battled back from a 3-0 and 3-1 series deficit during the 2019 OHL Playoffs, going a remarkable 9-0 in elimination games.

Entwistle finished among Guelph's top five leading scorers during the playoff run, with seven goals and 14 assists in 24 postseason games.

In appropiate fashion, the Storm fell behind 2-0 on Sunday afternoon, before five unanswered goals from Guelph locked up the championship. Entwistle dished the puck to Philadelphia Flyers prospect Isaac Ratcliffe for the equalizer, a primary assist and his 24th point of the playoffs.

Guelph will represent the OHL in this month's Memorial Cup in Halifax, a round-robin tournament between each league of the CHL. Jake Ryczek and Alexis Gravel of the Halifax Mooseheads will join Entiwistle as the three Blackhawks participating in the tourrnament.

The Mooseheads lost the QMJHL championship in six games to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, but qualified for the Memorial Cup as hosts. 

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