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.
With lots of talent returning and lots of talent waiting in the wings, roster spots are hard to come by for the players at Spokane Chiefs training camp.
The Spokane Chiefs took to the ice again Thursday, bursting with a preseason roster so long it had to be split among three squads.
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.
Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith signed
Spokane Chiefs forward Luke Toporowski will participate in the 2018 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in September, as announced by USA Hockey on Friday.
The Spokane Chiefs will hold their annual training camp Aug. 23-26 at the Arena, the team announced Thursday.
The Spokane Chiefs spent Thursday tinkering with their Western Hockey League lineup.
Russian forward Yegor Arbuzov signed a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement and committed to playing for the Chiefs during the 2018-19 season, the team announced Wednesday.
Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith and center Jaret Anderson-Dolan have been invited to the Sport Chek World Junior Showcase in Kamloops, British Columbia, Hockey Canada announced Wednesday.
Former Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik has signed to play for the Toronto Marlies, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Spokane Chiefs selected 2001-born defenseman Yegor Arbuzov of Russia with the 50th overall pick in the CHL Import Draft on Thursday.