BRANDON, MB – The Brandon Wheat Kings will play for the Ed Chynoweth Cup after the Club won its seventh WHL Eastern Conference Championship on Friday night.
The Wheat Kings defeated the Calgary Hitmen in the 2015 WHL Eastern Conference Championship Series in five games after an 8-2 victory Friday.
Jayce Hawryluk was named the first star of Game 5 with a four point effort (2g-2a). The game’s turning point occurred in the second period when the Wheat Kings rallied from a one-goal deficit with three goals in the span of 76 seconds including the eventual game-winner by rookie Nolan Patrick at the 9:51 mark.
New Jersey Devils prospect John Quenneville led the series in scoring for Brandon with 10 points (6g-4a). New York Rangers prospect Adam Tambellini had five points (4g-1a) in the series for Calgary and finished the 2015 WHL Playoffs with 26 points (13g-13a) in 16 games.
Brandon last won the WHL Eastern Conference Championship in 2005 and it was 1996 when the Wheat Kings last won the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL Champions.
The Wheat Kings will now face the winner of the WHL Western Conference Championship Series between the Kelowna Rockets and Portland Winterhawks. Brandon, also regular season champions, will have home ice advantage in the 2015 WHL Championship Series.