It’s been 39 years since an American team won the championship in the British Columbia Hockey League.
The Wenatchee Wild are looking to break the spell.
The lone U.S. team in the Junior A league is leading the best-of-seven series 3-1 in the finals against the Prince George Spruce Kings, after beating the Merritt Centennials, Vernon Vipers, and Trail Smoke Eaters in previous rounds.
If they win Game 5 against Prince George, they”ll earn the Fred Page Cup – on home ice to boot. That goes Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Toyota Town Center in Wenatchee, Wash.
The Bellingham Blazers were the last American team to win the cup, back in 1979, when they swept the Kamloops Rockets 4-0.
— Wenatchee Wild (@WenatcheeWild1) April 18, 2018