The Spokane Chiefs announced Thursday that 2002-born forward Jack Finley and 2001-born defenseman Tyson Feist will join the team as affiliated players this weekend.
Finley was the Chiefs’ first-round (sixth overall) pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. Feist was listed in 2016.
“With Kailer (Yamamoto) and Filip (Kral) headed to camp for World Juniors and some injuries we’re dealing with, this is a good opportunity to bring Jack and Tyson in,” Chiefs general manager Scott Carter said. “We’re excited to have them join the team and potentially get some game experience under their belts.”
Finley, 15, from Kelowna, British Columbia, was drafted out of the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna. Last year, he posted 23 goals and 25 assists in 27 games with POE, adding a goal and five assists in five playoff games. This season, the 6-foot-4, 193-pound power forward has picked up three goals and 11 assists for 14 points in 17 games with the Okanagan Rockets of the BCMML.
Feist, 16, from Dawson Creek, B.C., was originally a training camp invitee for the Chiefs in 2016. He was listed after impressing in camp and signed a Standard Player Agreement in June. Last season, he scored three goals and added 17 assists for the POE Elite 15s. This year, the 6-2 blueliner appeared in four games for the Chiefs before being reassigned to the Spokane Braves of the KIJHL, where he has played 10 games, scoring six points.
Spokane hosts the Everett Silvertips on Friday, plays Portland on the road on Saturday and returns home to take on the Seattle Thunderbirds on Sunday.
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