Edmonton Oil Kings a special team on impressive run to Memorial Cup

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The Oil Kings made it to the final after taking out the Winnipeg Ice in five games in the Eastern Conference Final

The Edmonton Oil Kings’ Kaiden Guhl (4) and Justin Sourdif (42) celebrate the Oil Kings’ four goal against the Winnipeg Ice during first period action at Rogers Place, in Edmonton Friday May 27, 2022. Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia Article content

The Edmonton Oil Kings may have one of the most talented junior hockey teams ever assembled, with only one outcome deeming the season a success.

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The Oil Kings made it to the WHL Final after taking out the Winnipeg Ice in five games in the Eastern Conference Final, clinching the series with an emphatic 7-1 victory at Rogers Place on Friday.

It’s Memorial Cup championship or bust for the Oil Kings, who await the winner of the WHL Western Conference Final between the Kamloops Blazers and Seattle Thunderbirds. The Blazers took a 3-2 series lead with an overtime victory Friday in Kamloops. Game 6 is Sunday in Seattle.

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“It’s been a fun group to coach,” said Oil Kings head coach Brad Lauer. “As a coach and a staff, you get to appreciate them more and more when they’re hanging around together in the dressing room and they’re having laughs and having fun.

“We…

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