The WHL champions are the Swift Current Broncos.
They won the Ed Chynoweth Cup on home ice Sunday night blanking the Everett Silvertips 3-0 to capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup in six games.
Giorgio Estephan got the winner 6:41 into the first with Alexei Heponiemi giving the home side insurance when he tucked one behind Everett goalie Carter Hart with less than a second to play in the period.
Beck Malenstyn then added an empty-netter in the game’s final seconds to seal the victory.
Captain Glenn Gawdin was named the playoff MVP.
With the victory, the Broncos are the first Saskatchewan-based WHL team to win the league title since 1993. In fact, the last three Saskatchewan-based WHL Champions come from Swift Current – 2018, 1993 and 1989.
They will now advance to the Mastercard Memorial Cup where they will join the host Regina Pats, Hamilton Bulldogs and Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Hamilton won the Ontario league title Sunday beating Sault Ste. Marie 5-4 to take the R. Ross Robertson Cup in six games while eliminating a Greyhounds team that had been the top-ranked team in the country.
The number two ranked team in Canada also went down as the Blainville-Boisbrand Armada fell 2-1 to Acadie-Bathurst giving them the Quebec League’s Presidents Cup in six games.
The Mastercard Memorial Cup will start Friday night at the Brandt Centre with the Pats taking on Hamilton in an 8 o’clock start.