The Edmonton Oil Kings season came to an end on Sunday afternoon.
Winterhawks forward Ty Rattie of Airdie, Alberta had a game for the ages. Rattie scored two shorthanded goals on the same Edmonton four minute power play in the first period as Portland defeated Edmonton 5-1 to win the Western Hockey League Championship 4-2.
Rattie, a top prospect with the St. Louis Blues, finished the game with a hat trick and was a +3.
A major reason for the Edmonton loss was their abysmal power play, which was horrible throughout the series. On Sunday, it was the Winterhawks that had the better scoring opportunities a man down.
Another thing that was horrible on Sunday was the attendance at Rexall Place. Only 7,449 fans attended the game. There was a large number of empty seats in the lower bowl. Dan Russell of Shaw Cable accurately compared Rexall Place to a library.