On March 22, 2019, 16 Western Hockey League teams began play in the 2019 #WHLPlayoffs. Over the next two calendar months, teams will compete with one goal: the right to be called WHL Champions in 2019 and immortalize themselves in WHL history.
From the first round, regional and divisional rivalries will separate the best from the rest as the field gradually shrinks in the second round and into the Eastern and Western Conference Championships. Finally, two teams will meet in the 2019 Rogers #WHLChampionship Series with the winner able to hoist the Ed Chynoweth Cup. The champions will also earn a berth into the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia, which will be held in Halifax, N.S. from May 16 to 26, 2019.
Vancouver Giants at Victoria Royals – Scoring & Highlights
Giants win 4-0
The Vancouver Giants are off to the Western Conference Championship for the first time since 2010 following a 5-1 win against the Victoria Royals Thursday to sweep their second round series. Vancouver took charge early in the game as Lukas Svejkovsky, 2019 NHL Draft prospect Bowen Byram, and Dallas Hines found the back of the net in the first. Owen Hardy and D-Jay Jerome traded goals in the second period. Brayden Watts and captain Jared Dmytriw added goals in the third. David Tendeck (Arizona Coyotes) stopped 17 of 18 shots.