Thursday, April 29, 2010

Out West, it's Tri-City and Calgary for the WHL's Ed Chynoweth Cup

The Western Hockey League championship series will feature the Tri-City Americans and Calgary Hitmen for the Ed Chynoweth Cup (yes, that's named after former Bruin Dean Chynoweth's dad, the longtime WHL commissioner).

The Hitmen's most identifiable 2010 draft prospect is defenseman Matt McKenzie, a no-frills blue liner who plays a safe and steady game. He competed in the 2010 Top Prospects Game back in January and didn't do a lot to stand out, which is probably a good thing. I'll have more from you on McKenzie when I can talk to some scouts about him.

The Memorial Cup host Brandon Wheat Kings made it to the semifinal series, but couldn't get past the Hitmen, so they'll be back in action in a few weeks for the CHL's flagship event. All that remains to be seen is whether the Americans or Hitmen will represent the WHL.

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