For Mathew Barzal, winning the Western Hockey League Championship settled some unfinished business.
Last season, Barzal and the Seattle Thunderbirds made it all the way to the WHL Final, but fell in five games to the Brandon Wheat Kings. With one last chance to hoist the WHL crown, Barzal led the T-Birds to the promised land, downing the Regina Pats in six games.
"It's pretty special," Barzal said. "Losing last year in the finals and coming back this year and winning it all just feels so good. Every guy on that team has worked so hard and I'm proud of everybody, it's been a great ride so far and we're looking forward to the Memorial Cup."