The Western Hockey League Championship Series is heading to Game 7.
The Portland Winterhawks staved off elimination with a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in Game 6 on Saturday night. Game 7 of the WHL final is tonight back in Edmonton.
The game was tied 1-1 heading into the third. The teams exchanged goals in the final stanza before Oliver Gabriel scored his second of the game at 17:21 which proved to be the game winner.
The winner of Sunday’s Game 7 will represent the WHL at the MasterCard Memorial Cup. Their first game is on Friday against the host the Shawinigan Cataractes meaning it will be a battle of the least rested versus the most rested.
Saint John will play the WHL champion on Monday, May 21. It will be the second game of the tournament for both teams.