Barry Brust, who played for the Spokane Chiefs from 2000-03, recently set the American Hockey League record for the longest shutout streak while playing for the Abbotsford Heat. Brust blanked rivals for 268 minutes and 17 seconds, breaking the record set in 1957-58 by Hall of Fame goalie Johnny Bower of the Cleveland Barons.
Two former Chiefs, Dustin Tokarski and Tyler Johnson, are doing well with the Syracuse Crunch. Goaltender Tokarski is 8-2-1 with a 1.65 goals-against average while Johnson (Central Valley High) leads the league with 13 goals in 17 games. He also has eight assists.
Thanks to former Chiefs beat writer Dave Trimmer for the heads-up notice.