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CHIEFS PICK UP DRAFT PICK

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Tuesday that they have traded forward Tanner Wishnowski to the Prince George Cougars in exchange for a conditional eighth round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.

“With recent roster moves we’ve made, we were heavy up front and needed to clear some space, especially as our forward group gets healthier,” said Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter. “We’d like to thank Tanner for his service with our organization and wish him the best in Prince George.”

Wishnowski, a 19-year-old winger from Oakbank, Manitoba, was originally acquired by the Chiefs in a trade with Kelowna earlier this season. He appeared in 13 games for the Chiefs, scoring twice and adding six assists. He had previously played 10 games for Kelowna, picking up two points. In 78 career games, he has recorded 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points, adding three assists in 18 playoff games.

Wishnowski has been out of the lineup since November 19 with an upper-body injury.

The Chiefs hit the road this week for four games in five nights, beginning with a Wednesday night contest at 7:05 p.m. in Everett. Mike Boyle will have the radio call on 1510 KGA NW Sports Talk (and online at 1510kga.com), starting with the pre-game show at 6:30 p.m.

Spokane next returns home on Wednesday, January 18 for one of nine TicketsWest Player Magnet Giveaway Nights at they host the Seattle Thunderbirds at Spokane Arena. They’ll then take on the Kootenay Ice at the Arena on Saturday, January 21 for General Store Buck Night & Jersey Rally Towel Giveaway as the team will wear special military-themed jerseys to be auctioned off on the main concourse.

Tickets for January 18 and 21, as well as all Chiefs home games, are available in-person at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK and online at ticketswest.com or spokanechiefs.com.

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