Calgary, Alta. — The Western Hockey League announced on Wednesday that Chiefs 20-year-old forward Riley Woods has been selected as a Western Conference Second Team All-Star.
The selection for Woods comes following a season in which he set career highs in numerous categories, including goals (29), assists (46), points (75), +/- (+17), and points per game (1.15). Woods led the Chiefs in scoring and tied for the team lead with 11 power play goals.
The Regina, Saskatchewan native was acquired from his hometown Pats during the 2016-17 season and appeared in 171 regular season and seven playoff games with the Chiefs. Donning an “A” this season, he was a steady contributor to Spokane’s offense as he posted 24 multi-point games, including a career high five point night (1 goal, 4 assists) on January 30th versus Portland. He also recorded his first career hat trick on November 18th against Everett.
Woods joins Ty Smith as a Western Conference All-Star as the 18-year-old defenseman was named to the first team.
Western Conference Second All-Star Team:
F Riley Woods – Spokane Chiefs
F Parker AuCoin – Tri-City Americans
F Matthew Wedman – Seattle Thunderbirds
D Lassi Thompson – Kelowna Rockets
D Scott Walford – Victoria Royals
G Beck Warm – Tri-City Americans
The Chiefs’ 2019 WHL Playoffs schedule begins with Games 1 & 2 versus Portland at Spokane Arena on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. Saturday night’s game will also be a Buck Night, with $1 hot dogs and Coca-Cola products at select concession stands all game long.
Tickets for the playoffs are available online, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK and in-person at the Spokane Chiefs’ Ticket Office at Spokane Arena.