Jim Beseda of The Oregonian profiles F Craig Cunningham, who joined the Portland Winterhawks in a late December deal with the Vancouver Giants. As expected, Cunningham, 20, has become an important piece of the Winterhawks’ puzzle. That story is right here.
If you were wondering, the Kootenay Ice climbed on its bus after Saturday’s 7-5 victory in Game 2 in Portland and headed for Cranbrook. . . . The Winterhawks, meanwhile, drove as far as Spokane on Sunday and will continue on to Cranbrook today. . . . Game 3 in the WHL final is scheduled for Tuesday in Cranbrook, with Game 4 there on Wednesday. The series is tied 1-1.
In the OHL on Sunday, the host Owen Sound Attack got a breakaway goal from F Cameron Brace 16 minutes into OT to beat the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2-1 in Game 4 of the championship final. . . . The series is 2-2, with Game 5 in Mississauga on Tuesday and Game 6 in Owen Sound on Thursday. . . . Both teams, of course, have qualified for the Memorial Cup, because Mississauga is the host team. . . . If you’re a WHL fan and you watched Sunday’s game on Sportsnet, you may have noticed a familiar face behind the Attack bench. Former Tri-City Americans assistant coach Terry Virtue is on the Owen Sound coaching staff.
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