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Morrissey, Rockets win WHL Championship

by Ryan Dittrick (@ryandittrick) / Winnipeg Jets


Jets prospect Josh Morrissey and the Kelowna Rockets are 2015 Western Hockey League Champions.

Morrissey was +2 in a 3-0 victory earlier tonight, capping a 4-0 series win over the Brandon Wheat Kings, claiming the franchise's fourth Ed Chynoweth Cup.

Leon Draisaitl and Rourke Chartier scored shorthanded goals 19 seconds apart early in the third period before Nick Merkley added the insurance with 5:30 to play. Goaltender Jackson Whistle
made 19 saves for the shutout.

The Winnipeg Jets would like to congratulate the Wheat Kings on an incredible season here in Manitoba.

Morrissey – the 13th pick in the 2013 NHL Draft – finishes the post-season with 14 points (2G, 12A) in 13 games. He, along with the Rockets, will now join fellow Jets prospect Jan Kostalek (Rimouski Oceanic) at the 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup, beginning May 21 in Quebec City.

Kostalek had a goal and was +2 earlier tonight as the Oceanic defeated the Quebec Remparts 4-2 in Game 4 of their QMJHL Championship Series. That best-of-seven set is now tied 2-2 with Game 5 coming up on Friday. By virtue of Quebec hosting the tournament this year, both teams are
already guaranteed a spot in the Memorial Cup.

Kostalek was taken in the fourth round, 114th overall in 2013. The 20-year-old product of Prague, Czech Republic, has five goals and 16 points in 17 QMJHL playoff games.

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