CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The Western Hockey League yesterday announced its approval the transfer of the Portland Winter Hawks ownership to Bill Gallacher of Avenir Capital Corporation. The approval included a condition that the Winter Hawks remain in Portland. The franchise has operated in the Oregon city since the 1976-77 season. The WHL also announced yesterday that the Brandon Wheat Kings and the Province of Manitoba have been selected to host the 2010 Memorial Cup. Everett and Kelowna also submitted applications to host the 2010 Memorial Cup.
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