Following terrible showing in game three the Vancouver Giants bounced back in game four of the WHL Championship series. The league championship is now guaranteed to return to 'the hat' for game six as the Giants are just about to clean up the finishing touches on what appears to be a 4 - 0 victory. The game remained tied heading into the third period as the two teams continued their impressive defensive play. Late in the second period Derek Dorsett of Medicine Hat, was assesed a five minute major and ejected from the game for biting Vancouver's Kendall McArdle. Milan Lucic, a Boston Bruins prospect, was credited with two of the Giants four third period goals.
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In the OHL final, the Plymouth Whalers evened the series at two games a piece. The Whalers skated to a 3 - 1 victory as the series head back to Michigan for game 5 on Friday evening.
And finally, the QMJHL representative for the Memorial Cup has been determined. The Lewiston Maineiacs will make their first ever appearance at the CHL Championship. Jonathan Bernier was solid again between the pipes as Val-dO'r peppered him with 42 shots. Bernier stopped all but one as the Maineiacs won the President's Cup trophy. Bernier also recieved the Guy Lafluer Trophy as the QMJHL Playoff MVP. Lewiston will now rest while the OHL and WHL champions are decided before heading west to Vancouver for the Memorial Cup which begins Friday May 17th.
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