Hockey·Recap

Brandon Wheat Kings win WHL title, book ticket to Memorial Cup

Jayce Hawryluk had three goals and two assists as Brandon downed the Seattle Thunderbirds 8-4 on Friday to win the Western Hockey League's Ed Chynoweth Cup. The Wheat Kings are the final team to qualify for the Memorial Cup.

Hat-trick from Jayce Hawryluk helps team reach CHL championship

The Brandon Wheat Kings won the Western Hockey League final on Friday. (Brandon Wheat Kings)

The Brandon Wheat Kings are headed to the 2016 Memorial Cup.

Jayce Hawryluk had three goals and two assists as Brandon downed the Seattle Thunderbirds 8-4 on Friday to win the Western Hockey League's Ed Chynoweth Cup.

The Wheat Kings are the fourth and final team to qualify for the Memorial Cup, which begins May 20 in Red Deer, Alta.

Nolan Patrick scored once and set up two more for the Wheat Kings, who took the best-of-seven final 4-1. John Quenneville, Macoy Erkamps, Tyler Coulter and Stelio Mattheos added the others.

Josh Uhrich struck twice for the Thundrbirds, who also got goals from Alexander True and Jerret Smith.

Brandon's Jordan Papirny made 27 saves for the win as Landow Bow kicked out 31-of-37 shots for Seattle.

The Wheat Kings went 2 for 4 on the power play while the Thunderbirds scored once on five chances with the man advantage.

This is the third time the Wheaties have taken the WHL title since entering the league in 1967.

From the CBC archives: Brandon Wheat Kings championship wins from 1979

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The Brandon Wheat Kings just won the Western Hockey League's Ed Chynoweth Cup. Take a look at when the team won its first WHL championship in 1979. 1:11

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