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WHL Cup Recap and Tournament All-Star Team

Red Deer, Alberta – The 2021 WHL Cup was captured by Team British Columbia on October 24, 2021 at the Peavey Mart Centrium, home of the Red Deer Rebels, in Red Deer, Alberta. Team British Columbia went undefeated in all five games they competed in. A valiant effort by Team Alberta was on display as they took the eventual cup champs to overtime in the first meeting between Alberta and British Columbia during game three of round robin play in the WHL Cup. Team Alberta ultimately fell just short losing to British Columbia 5-4. In the second meeting, both teams were contesting for Gold in the final game and a tightly contested affair had BC come out on top. Team BC had a clean sweep of the forward slots on the WHL Cup All-Star Team. Jordan Gavin, Tomas Mrsic and Miguel Marques were named to the team after leading the offensive explosion BC displayed. Blueliner Keith McInnis parlayed his impressive all-round performance into a slot as the lone representative of Alberta on the Tournament All-Star Team.

 

Team Saskatchewan finished with a record of 1-3-1. They had a back and forth battle with team Manitoba in the Bronze medal game but ultimately captured 3rd place and received their medals from WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. The leading goal scorers for Saskatchewan were Cole Peardon, Ashton Tait and Trae Wilke.

Team Manitoba posted a 1-4-0 record and saw victory against Saskatchewan 3-2 to finish the round robin portion of the 2021 WHL Cup. Manitoba had two representatives on the WHL Cup All-Star team in blueliner Jonas Woo and goaltender Ethan McCallum.

 

 

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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