Hitmen and Ams in WHL final

The Tri-City Americans and Calgary Hitmen are the last teams standing in the Western Hockey League playoffs, and they will square off in the championship series starting on Friday.

The winner of that series will go on to represent the league at the Memorial Cup tournament, along with the host Brandon Wheat Kings, who get an automatic entry.

Based on regular season standings, Calgary and Tri-City deserve their place in the finals.

The Hitmen had the league’s best record during the 72 game season, going 52-17-1-2 to take top spot in the Eastern conference.

Their playoff journey started with a bump as they had to overcome a 3-1 deficit to down the Moose Jaw Warriors in seven games.

Calgary took six games to eliminate the Medicine Hat Tigers in round two, and stomped the Wheat Kings in five games in the Eastern conference final.

The Americans went 47-22-1-2 during the regular season, and beat the Chilliwack Bruins in six games in the opening round of the playoffs.

They bounced the Kelowna Rockets in five games in round two and out-lasted the Vancouver Giants in a tough six game series in the Western conference final.

The only regular season meeting between Tri-City and Calgary was won 3-0 by the Hitmen in Calgary.

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