November 15, 1996 in Sports

Spokane Chiefs At Lethbridge Hurricanes

 

Faceoff: Tonight at 6 the Sportsplex.

Records: Spokane (13-8-2), Lethbridge (16-3-1).

Radio: KGA-AM (1510) 5 p.m. Hockey Tonight with Craig West. Chiefs coach Mike Babcock 5:20 (approximate).

Key players: Spokane: C Trent Whitfield (16 goals, 23 assists), C/RW John Cirjak (14, 20), LW Greg Leeb (10, 21), LW Joe Cardarelli (8, 17), C Derek Schutz (8, 5), D Hugh Hamilton (5, 14), RW Marian Cisar (11, 7), GK Aren Miller (2.41 goals against) or Marc Magliarditi (2.62), LW Jay Bertsch (3, 3), D Adam Magarrell (1, 7). Lethbridge: C Byron Ritchie (16 goals, 23 assists), C Martin Hohenberger (13, 14), LW Travis Brigley (11, 16), RW Kirby Law (10, 16), LW Matt Demarski (8, 12), D Mike O’Grady (6, 8), LW Mike Josephson (6, 9), GK Ryan Hoople (2.95 goals-against, 8.98 saves percentage).

At a glance: It’s another battle of division leaders and a reunion for Lethbridge coach Parry Shockey, former scout, interim head coach and assistant coach with the Chiefs. Under terms of his suspension, ex-coach and current GM Bryan Maxwell has to be out of the building during games, leaving Shockey in charge of a team that usually plays up to its considerable potential. “We’re a lot like Spokane,” Shockey says. “Both clubs have skilled forwards, a strong back end, good goaltending and toughness.” This is the only meeting between the teams, but Shockey has a shot at coaching the East/Central Division stars in the Jan. 22 WHL all-star game in Spokane.

, DataTimes

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