SPOKANE, Wash. -- The
Spokane Chiefs have reassigned six players back to their home clubs as
they prepare for their second preseason tournament of the season this
weekend in Kennewick. The team is now carrying 30 players, including
three goaltenders, 16 forwards and 11 defensemen.
Jeff Faith, Taylor Ross and Jake Toporowski were all reassigned after
their first WHL Training Camp experience. Faith and Ross both return to
Notre Dame Bantam AAA (Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League) while
Toporowski returns to Chicago Mission (High Performance Hockey League).
16-year-old rookies Jordan Henderson (Vancouver NE Chiefs Midget,
British Columbia Midget Hockey League) and Curtis Miske (Leduc Midget
AAA, Alberta Midget Hockey League), as well as 17-year-old goaltender
Trevor Martin (waiting for assignment) were also reassigned.
1997-born players remain on the squad including defenseman Evan Fiala,
the Chiefs’ 1st-Round bantam selection in 2012, and goaltender Tyson
Verhelst of Brandon, Manitoba.
Spokane native Keanu Yamamoto, who registered a team-high four points (all assists) in Everett, also remains with the club.
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