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Chiefs captain Gow leaving WHL behind

The Spokane Chiefs say blue-line standout Reid Gow of Killarney will not play in the WHL for his 20-year-old season.

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The Spokane Chiefs say blue-line standout Reid Gow of Killarney will not play in the WHL for his 20-year-old season. (FILE PHOTO)

High-scoring defenceman Reid Gow is not expected play his overage season with the Spokane Chiefs and it appears the Killarney native will not play in the Western Hockey League at all.

The Chiefs announced on Monday that Gow, a 20-year-old who would have been Spokane’s top returning scorer, has decided to leave the team for personal reasons.

"I have spoken with Reid numerous times over the summer and he has informed me that he does not want to play in the WHL for his overage year," Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz said in the release. "Reid said he has lost his desire to compete and does not have the drive to play in this league. He has decided to stay home and be close to family and friends.

"As an organization, we hope Reid reconsiders, but at this time, it is important for us to be prepared to move forward without him. He was a huge part of our team last year, but we understand the commitment and dedication it takes for a player to play at this level of competition."

Calls made by the Sun to the Gow family’s home in Killarney were unanswered on Monday.

The 6-foot, 190-pound defenceman, who captained the Chiefs last season, finished fifth among WHL blue-liners in scoring with 62 points, including six goals, in 65 games. He had a plus/minus of +31, giving him a career +63 rating to go along with 146 points in 229 games since being drafted 16th overall by Spokane in the 2009 WHL bantam draft. Gow went to rookie camp with the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues last season.

His departure leaves the Chiefs at the maximum of three 20-year-old players for the upcoming season — forwards Liam Stewart, Connor Chartier and Marcus Messier — after starting the off-season with six.

Forward Carter Proft was removed from the list of the Chiefs’ candidates for overage spots last week after signing on to join former Brandon Wheat Kings teammate Jens Meilleur with the EC Kassel Huskies in Germany, while defenceman Cole Wedman was traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors in May.

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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 29, 2014

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High-scoring defenceman Reid Gow is not expected play his overage season with the Spokane Chiefs and it appears the Killarney native will not play in the Western Hockey League at all.

The Chiefs announced on Monday that Gow, a 20-year-old who would have been Spokane’s top returning scorer, has decided to leave the team for personal reasons.

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High-scoring defenceman Reid Gow is not expected play his overage season with the Spokane Chiefs and it appears the Killarney native will not play in the Western Hockey League at all.

The Chiefs announced on Monday that Gow, a 20-year-old who would have been Spokane’s top returning scorer, has decided to leave the team for personal reasons.

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