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CHIEFS’ HOLMBERG CLAIMS BOB CLARKE TROPHY

Spokane, WA – Mitch Holmberg of the Spokane Chiefs has captured the Bob Clarke trophy for leading the Western Hockey League in regular-season scoring.

Holmberg, a 20-year-old from Sherwood Park, AB, scored 62 goals and 56 assists for 118 points in 72 games during the 2013-14 WHL regular season, becoming the first member of the Spokane Chiefs to lead the League in scoring since Ray Whitney in 1990-91.

Holmberg led all WHL players in goals with 62, power play goals with 23, and finished tied for second with six shorthanded goals.  He also shared the League lead with 10 game-winning goals this season.

Having opened the 2013-14 season with a 17-game point streak, Holmberg only twice went more than two games without registering a point this season.  He recorded 37 multiple-point games, and 19 multiple-goal games, including six hat tricks.  Additionally, Holmberg is just the second WHL player since the 2000-01 season to reach the 60-goal mark.

Drafted by Spokane in the first round, 21st overall, in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft, Holmberg has played five seasons for the Spokane Chiefs, amassing a franchise-record 147 goals while adding 149 assists for 296 points in 314 career games.

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