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WHL OKs Portland Sale

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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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