The five-team field for the Western Canada Cup in Dauphin is set.
The tournament, which features the champions from the British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Junior A hockey leagues as well as the host team, decides which two teams will represent the region at the RBC Cup. The Dauphin Kings have been guaranteed a spot all season as host, while the MJHL champion Winnipeg Blues locked up theirs by reaching the league final before topping the Kings in five games.
Meanwhile, the Spruce Grove Saints will represent the AJHL in Dauphin after sweeping the Drumheller Dragons in their best-of-seven league final. The Saints were the best team all season, posting a 47-10-3 record in the regular season before going 12-6 in the playoffs.
The Coquitlam Express will represent B.C., in Dauphin after they swept the Vernon Vipers in their best-of-seven league final. The Express were an average 27-26-2-3 in the regular season but caught fire in the playoffs, in which they won 12 of their 16 games.
The Yorkton Terriers also swept their best-of-seven SJHL final, winning all four games against the Melville Millionaires. The Terriers were the best team all season with a 37-12-2-5 regular season record and followed up by going 12-2 in the post-season.
The Western Canada Cup runs from April 26 to May 4.
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