Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunday . . .

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.
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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.
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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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