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Captain Kichton guides Chiefs into playoffs

Brenden Kichton has been a constant for the Spokane Chiefs for five seasons. He's excited about this year's Western Hockey League playoffs, his final with Spokane, especially after an injury knocked him out of last year's postseason in the first game. Read more


Kichton said he tries not to focus on his career coming to an end.

“My mind’s on the playoffs, doing what I can to help the team win, so that’s a huge thing right now,” he said. “Obviously, I’m ready for new challenges in my life. I’ve spent five years here and it’s been five great years. I couldn’t ask for a better organization to be with.”

Kichton also has glowing things to say about his second home.

“I’ve met a lot of great people here and a lot of great friends, co-workers and everything,” he said. “It’s just been a great city to play in and I’ve had a lot of great memories here. It’s going to be missed.”

Kichton fans will be glad to know that another Kichton may play in the WHL down the road. Brenden's 14-year-old brother, Marcus, plays defenseman for a bantam AAA team in Spruce Grove. Brenden said he helped teach his brother how to play.

Fred Kichton owns a construction company in Edmonton and receives help with the company from his wife, Lorreen.

Brenden had season tickets to Edmonton Oilers games until he started his career in Spokane. He still follows the Oilers, but also keeps up with the Islanders and Bridgeport (Conn.), the Islanders' AHL team, where he could play next season.


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