Kelowna Rockets capture Ed Chynoweth Cup Kelowna Rockets capture Ed Chynoweth Cup

BARRIE SCORES O/T WINNER AS ROCKETS HOIST ED CHYNOWETH CUP – The Kelowna Rockets are the 2009 Western Hockey League Champions after defeating the Calgary Hitmen 3-2 in overtime in Game 6 of the best-of-seven WHL Championship series on Saturday, April 9th.

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Tyson Barrie scored on a power play 8:13 into overtime to lift the Rockets to the Game 6 win, meaning the Rockets win the best-of-seven series over the Hitmen four games to two.

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It’s the third WHL Championship for the Kelowna Rockets in the last seven seasons.  The Rockets won the WHL Championship in 2003 and 2005, and also won the MasterCard Memorial Cup in 2004 as the host team.

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Colin Long and Lucas Bloodoff also scored for the Rockets in the Game 6 win while Mikael Backlund chipped in two assists. 

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Joel Broda and Bostjan Golicic scored for the Hitmen, who had rallied for wins in Games 4 and 5 after losing the opening three contests of the WHL Championship series.

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Rockets’ goaltender Mark Guggenberger made 24 saves to earn the win.  Martin Jones made 47 saves for the Hitmen in the loss.

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With the 2009 WHL Championship title and the Ed Chynoweth Cup in their hands, the Rockets will head to the 2009 MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament in Rimouski, QC, beginning next Friday.

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Kelowna wins best-of-seven series 4-2.

Story and photo courtesy of www.whl.ca

League Schedules
Friday October 24
QUE at BAT 6:30 EST
BAR at KGN 7:00 EST
NB at NIA 7:00 EST
MON at SHE 7:00 EST
VDO at BLB 7:00 EST
DRU at CHI 7:00 EST
MISS at PLY 7:05 EST
BELV at SAR 7:05 EST
ERIE at SSM 7:07 EST
WSR at GUE 7:30 EST
OS at KIT 7:30 EST
OTT at LDN 7:30 EST
PBO at SBY 7:30 EST
HAL at GAT 7:30 EST
ROU at RIM 7:30 EST
SAG at OSH 7:35 EST
CAL at KTN 9:00 EST
POR at PA 9:00 EST
PG at RD 9:00 EST
REG at SC 9:00 EST
LET at SAS 9:05 EST
MJ at MH 9:30 EST
BDN at KAM 10:00 EST
VAN at VIC 10:05 EST
TC at EVT 10:35 EST
SPO at SEA 10:35 EST

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