Spokane, Wash. — The Western Hockey League announced on Monday afternoon that the Spokane Chiefs have been cleared to resume team activities in accordance with WHL COVID-19 Protocols.
The Chiefs had four games postponed last week due to inclement weather (Jan. 7 vs. Everett) and multiple positive COVID cases among players and staff (Jan. 8 at Seattle, Jan. 10-11 at Victoria). Those games will be rescheduled during the 2021-22 regular season but the new game dates have yet to be determined.
Spokane will host back-to-back games on Friday versus the Everett Silvertips and Saturday versus the Kamloops Blazers.
The health and safety of all WHL participants is the top priority for the WHL. In order to reduce the risk of exposure to and transmission of COVID-19, the WHL requires all WHL roster players, hockey operations staff, and other team and League office personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Health Canada approved vaccine.
The Spokane Chiefs are a member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey league, the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.
The Chiefs’ next home game is Friday, January 14 versus the Everett Silvertips. It’s the White Claw Las Vegas Trip Giveaway as one lucky fan at the game will walk away with an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas. Tickets for all regular season games are available online at spokanechiefs.com/tickets.