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Saige Weinstein and Kooper Gizowski Win Capital City Challenge Championship

December 2, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Spokane Chiefs News Release

Spokane Chiefs rookies Saige Weinstein and Kooper Gizowski both helped Team Canada Black secure a thrilling 5-4 overtime win over Canada Red at the 2021 Capital City Challenge in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Wednesday. The four-team tournament pitted Hockey Canada's best U-17 players against each other.

Weinstein was the Chiefs' first-round pick (18th overall) in the 2020 WHL Prospects Draft while Gizowski was Spokane's second-round (40th overall). Both came out of Edmonton's Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) program.

Gizowski scored a goal and an assist in the tournament with both players playing all five games. Canada Black went undefeated in the preliminary round before back-to-back overtime wins in the tournament round to secure the championship. Related Links


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, December 3 versus the Prince George Cougars. It's a Holiday Extravaganza as fans will win prizes throughout the night to kick off the holiday season. Saturday, December 4 is the annual Teddy Bear Toss presented by TDS Fiber as fans are encouraged to bring a new stuffed animal to throw on the ice after the Chiefs score. Tickets for this weekend and all regular season games are available online at

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