Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Sports >  Spokane Chiefs

Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew named to initial roster for Team USA event

Spokane Chiefs’ Jake McGrew moves the puck up the ice against the Vancouver Giants during a March 10 game at the Arena. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Chiefs’ Jake McGrew moves the puck up the ice against the Vancouver Giants during a March 10 game at the Arena. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
News services

Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew has been named to the initial Team USA roster for the upcoming World Junior Summer Showcase, USA Hockey announced Friday from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

McGrew is one of 24 American forwards set to compete in the event, scheduled from July 28 to Aug. 4 in Kamloops, British Columbia.

McGrew, 19, had a strong 2017-18 season with the Chiefs, totaling 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points in 65 games, including 14 goals and 11 assists after the midseason holiday break.

It was the Orange, California, native’s rookie WHL season after missing the 2016-17 campaign with a knee injury. The San Jose Sharks saw enough from McGrew prior to the injury to select him in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

The showcase acts as an audition for the U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Germany. The weeklong camp will include teams from the U.S., Canada, Finland and Sweden

McGrew has participated in U.S. National Team camps, including the 2016 Under-17 Select Camp, during which he had four goals and five assists in five games with Team Red.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.