While they’ve only been a member of the Western Hockey League since the late 1970s, the Portland Winterhawks own a reputation as one of the most successful franchises in the Canadian Hockey League. The Winterhawks have played in a dozen WHL final series for the Ed Chynoweth Cup, winning three times. Online betting sites such as Bovada Sports always list the Winterhawks among the contenders for the WHL championship.
Between 2010-11 and 2013-14, Portland played in four successive WHL finals, winning a six-game series from the Edmonton Oiler Kings for the 2012-13 league title. In 1982, the Winterhawks became the first American-based team to play for the Memorial Cup.
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