On March 22, 2019, 16 Western Hockey League teams began play in the 2019 #WHLPlayoffs. Over the next two calendar months, teams will compete with one goal: the right to be called WHL Champions in 2019 and immortalize themselves in WHL history.
From the first round, regional and divisional rivalries will separate the best from the rest as the field gradually shrinks in the second round and into the Eastern and Western Conference Championships. Finally, two teams will meet in the 2019 Rogers #WHLChampionship Series with the winner able to hoist the Ed Chynoweth Cup. The champions will also earn a berth into the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia, which will be held in Halifax, N.S. from May 16 to 26, 2019.
Everett Silvertips at Spokane Chiefs – Scoring & Highlights
Chiefs win 4-1
Bailey Brkin stopped 34 of 35 shots as the Spokane Chiefs advanced to the Western Conference Championship for the first time since 2011 Saturday with a 2-1 win against the Everett Silvertips. Robbie Holmes opened the scoring for the Silvertips, but the Chiefs answered back with power-play goals from Nolan Reid and Riley Woods for the victory. Co-captain Ty Smith (New Jersey Devils picked up primary assists on both goals for the Chiefs.