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Newcomers, veterans alike have big moments in Chiefs’ scrimmage

As one might expect, it was the veteran players making most of the noise at the Spokane Chiefs’ annual Red-White scrimmage. But a couple newcomers also made sure fans left with their names circled on the roster. New import defenseman Egor Arbuzov scored a hat trick to help Team White to an 8-4 victory. Veteran Jake McGrew had two goals for Team Red and 17-year-old returnee Luke Toporowski scored two for Team White.

No relief for Spokane Chiefs as grueling VO2 Max workout measures players’ maximum aerobic capacity

Tuesday marked one of the first official events of the 2018-19 Spokane Chiefs hockey preseason: physical fitness, a mouthguard fitting and then VO2 Max testing. This was the latter, and the results of it – a number that measures, essentially, exercise intensity – are a source of individual pride and accountability, as well as team data, for the 22 returning players from last year’s squad.