The Spokane Chiefs are still winless on the road.
The Chiefs dropped a 4-1 game to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Tuesday, after taking a 1-0 lead in the first. Spokane is 0-5-1-2 on the road and the only team in the WHL without a road win. The Chiefs can try again today at Red Deer.
In other U.S. Division news, the Everett Silvertips acquired veteran defenseman Josh Caron from the Kamloops Blazers in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 WHL Draft.
Caron, 20, has spent his entire WHL career in Kamloops, appearing in 128 games with the Blazers since breaking into the league in 2008-09. Although undrafted, he signed a free agent contract with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild after attending training camp with the club in 2010. Coming in at 6-4 and 212 pounds, Caron instantly becomes the biggest player on Everett’s roster.
The Americans, who played against Caron and the Blazers on Nov. 19, will get another dose of the big guy Saturday when Everett makes its first trip to Toyota Center.