Calgary, AB. - The Western Hockey League (WHL) announced today that ROOT SPORTS will carry the 2013 WHL Championship Series in High Definition between the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Champion Portland Winterhawks
and the Husky WHL Eastern Conference Champion Edmonton Oil Kings
. The telecasts will be produced by SHAW Communications and have been provided by the WHL to ROOT SPORTS to broaden the reach of the final season series to the network’s more than 3.4 million homes across the Pacific Northwest .
The Winterhawks and Oil Kings will now face off in a best-of-seven series for the chance to hoist the Ed Chynoweth Cup and earn a berth to the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where they will join the host Saskatoon Blades
as well as the OHL and QMJHL Champions.