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Four players from last year's Spokane Chiefs roster were moved before this season. Now a third one is headed to his second team as Prince Albert trades D Tyler Vanscourt for two draft pick. Read on, we'll see if we can piece this all together.
A couple of hockey items I missed because I spent the previous two days taking a class.
* Spokane Chiefs defenseman Brenden Kichton was named to the WHL team for one game of the Subway Serires with Russia next month.
* Liam Stewart made the WHL Plays of the Week for his first career goal.
* Kenton Miller was traded again. That makes it two trades each for the two 20-year olds the Chiefs couldn't keep this season (the other is Matt Marantz). Going from Calgary to Moose Jaw is a step up in the standings for Miller, though not nearly as big as Marantz getting out of Lethbridge.
* Chiefs' prospect MacMaster has a pair of assists in Canada's U16 propsect tournament.
*There was a story of the Chiefs' doing charity work.
The streaking Chiefs are in Tri-City on Saturday night, riding a seven-game winning streak. However, all those games were at the Arena, the Chiefs have yet to win on the road. They return home a week from Saturday with an eight-game home winning streak.
Uh oh, Gonzaga isn't ranked as one of the 26th-40th best women's basketball programs in the country. Actually, I'm sure that means the Bulldogs are going to show up tomorrow on 11-25. Could they be a top 10 (which comes out Friday)? When you read about what went into making this list, it's possible. Stay tuned. But for now, look at the programs already mentioned. It just shows what rarified air Kelly Graves and the Bulldogs have risen to.
We're going to make this a 2-for-1 post … with a little hockey new. Greg Harder of the Regina Leader-Post has a story with twice-traded former Spokane Chief Matt Marantz.
It just seems like with a little news on both beats it's a waste of internet space to use up two blog posts. Wait, isn't internet space unlimited? Good question, but since I have both the women's basketball and hockey beats, and I'm working from home before covering high school cross country, one seems like plenty.
The Spokane Chiefs are about 30 minutes away from puck drop with the visiting Prince Albert (how many times will I type Alberta) Raiders and there's a little catching up to do.
Former Chief Tyler Vanscourt is wearing No. 21 for PA but the goalie he was traded for, Luke Lee-Knight, who got his first WHL win Wednesday, is not in goal.
First, D Tanner Mort and F Liam Stewart are back in the lineup after missing four games, out almost two weeks. Getting scratched are a pair of rookies, D Tyler King, F Jarid Hauptman. D Cole Hamblin out with lower body injury - at least we know it's not a concussion. Rookie F Cody Nelson continues to be a scratch.
Former Chief Tyler Johnson has scored in his third straight game but it looks like the Norfolk Admirals are going to lose for the first time in three games. TJ also has an assist, so five points in three games to start his pro career (there were 4 minutes left in this one at last check).
It didn't take the Spokane Chiefs long to clear up their over-age situation.
A day after Darren Kramer was returned from Ottawa they traded Matt Marantz to Lethbridge for a fourth-round pick in the next Bantam Draft.
Kramer gave the Chiefs four 20's and Western Hockey League rules only allow a team three. With a deadline early next week to get to three, the Chiefs moved.
“We felt it was good for the Chiefs and Matt Marantz to get this deal done as soon as possible,” general manager Tim Speltz said. “Lethbridge is excited to have him join their team. Matt was an important piece to our organization the last two years. We wish him all the best in Lethbridge.”
Marantz was one of eight Chiefs with at least 20 goals last season, finishing with 20 goals and 22 assists and was a plus-21 in 68 games. In his first season he had two goals and three assists in 40 games.
The other 20-year olds are forward Steven Kuhn and defenseman Corbin Baldwin.
The Spokane Chiefs got goals from Matt Marantz and Jared Cowen less than a minute apart early in the second period and Mac Engle made that stand up for his first Western Hockey League win. Levko Koper added an empty net goal to complete the 3-0 win over Everett. Tyler Johnson, who assisted Koper, ran his point streak to 15 games.
Stars, 3, Cowen, 2, Engle, 1, Marantz. Long box below, here is the story.
In photo above, Chiefs Steven Kuhn and Brady Brassart (right) battle Everett defenders Rasmus Rissanen (8) and Ryan Murray (27) along with goalie Kent Simpson.