Brandon Wheat Kings win WHL title, book ticket to Memorial Cup
Hat-trick from Jayce Hawryluk helps team reach CHL championship
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.
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.
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.