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Chiefs bolster offense with trade

The Spokane Chiefs announced Monday that they have acquired forwards Riley Woods and Rykr Cole in exchange for Wyatt Sloboshan and a third-round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

“Riley is a skilled left wing with good offensive ability who will fit on our top two lines,” said Chiefs’ general manager Scott Carter. “Rykr is a solid two-way player who can play on both wings and brings an edge to his game.”

Woods, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound 18-year-old from Regina, had six goals and seven assists in 28 games with the Pats this season. Last year, as a 17-year-old rookie, he picked up nine goals and five assists in 31 games before recording two assists in nine playoff games. In the 2014-15 season, he piled up 59 points including 22 goals in 42 games with the eventual league champion Regina Pat Canadians of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. He was listed by Regina in 2015.

Cole, a 19-year-old from Moosomin, Saskatchewan, is a 166-game WHL veteran with 57 points (27 goals, 30 assists), 101 penalty minutes and a career plus-8 rating. The 6-foot, 185-pound winger matched Woods this season with six goals and seven assists for 13 points in 34 games. He adds extensive playoff experience with 17 games played and four goals. He was originally a third-round pick by the Pats in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.


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