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2019 Training Camp Team Names Announced

August 8, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Spokane Chiefs News Release

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs announced on Thursday the team names for their 2019 training camp, which begins on Thursday, August 22 at Spokane Arena. This year's teams will be Team Johnson, Team Ryan and Team Yamamoto honoring Spokane products and former Chiefs stars Tyler Johnson (2007-11), Derek Ryan (2003-07) and Kailer Yamamoto (2014-18), respectively.

"Training camp is a great opportunity for us to recognize local Spokane products and the impact they have had on hockey in our community," said general manager Scott Carter. "Each represents someone who has had a huge impact on our organization and been a great ambassador for Chiefs hockey."

Team Johnson, honoring current Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson, will wear blue jerseys at camp. Team Ryan, recognizing current Calgary Flames forward Derek Ryan, will wear red, while Team Yamamoto, in honor of Edmonton Oilers prospect Kailer Yamamoto, will wear red.

"Each of these players display a level of tenacity and determination that we hope young guys coming into camp will strive to achieve."

Ice sessions will take place between three camp teams beginning on Thursday, Aug. 22 and continue through Saturday, Aug. 24 before a roster cut-down prior to the annual Red-White Game at Spokane Arena on Sunday, August 25 at 1 p.m.

All camp ice sessions, including the Red-White Game, are free and open to the public.

Detailed ice session schedule information and team rosters will be announced at a later date.


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