Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan and defenseman Ty Smith were named to the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference first team, as voted on by general managers, the league announced Wednesday.
Anderson-Dolan led the Chiefs with a career-best 91 points, including 40 goals. The Los Angeles Kings prospect was second in the league with five shorthanded goals. After the Jan. 10 trade deadline, he had 18 goals and 27 assists in 30 games to help Spokane to a 20-7-2-1 record.
Smith, a former No. 1 overall pick in the WHL Bantam Draft, ranked third on the Chiefs with 73 points. He had a franchise record-setting seven points (two goals, five assists) against Prince George on Feb. 23, breaking a mark that stood since 1986.
Also on the first team were Carter Hart, Everett, goaltender; Cal Foote, Kelowna, defenseman; Matthew Phillips, Victoria, forward; and Cody Glass, Portland, forward.
The Chiefs begin the WHL playoffs Saturday night in Portland.
Whitworth’s Patrick Wilber and Hannah Galbraith, competing in the 50-yard freestyle, didn’t qualify for finals during the opening day of the NCAA Division III Championships in Indianapolis.
Wilber finished the men’s preliminaries in 21.85 seconds. Galbraith finished in 25.22 in the women’s competition.
Whitworth’s Byron Rossmiller will compete in the 400 individual medley on Thursday. All three Pirates swimmers will compete on Friday and Saturday.
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