WCC has its five contenders

The five Western Canada Cup teams are set, after the Surrey Eagles won the B.C. Hockey League championship Sunday in Penticton.

The five Western Canada Cup teams are set, after the Surrey Eagles won the B.C. Hockey League championship Sunday in Penticton.

The Eagles got a double-overtime goal from Adam Tambellini to win Game 6 by a 3-2 score against the defending-champion Vees.

“He’s got a pretty nice shot and didn’t make a mistake. Everything else is kind of a blur,” said Brady Shaw, Eagles player.

The Eagles join the host Nanaimo Clippers at the WCC. The other teams are Alberta’s Brooks Bandits, Saskatchewan’s Yorkton Terriers and Manitoba’s Steinbach Pistons.

The Bandits will be one of the tournament favourites, as their Alberta Junior Hockey League championship capped a season in which they set league records for most wins (53) and fewest losses (4). They beat the Spruce Grove Saints in five games. The Terriers defeated the Humboldt Broncos in six games in the SJHL final and the Pistons also won their series in six, versus the Dauphin Kings.

The Western Canada Cup starts Saturday (April 27) at Frank Crane Arena.