Chiefs Reassign Three 16-Year-Olds Ahead of Friday's Season Opener

September 20, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Spokane Chiefs News Release

Spokane, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs have reassigned 16-year-olds F Will Jamieson, D Nathan Mayes and F Luka Shcherbyna ahead of Friday's season opener in Victoria.

Jamieson was reassigned to the Red Deer Optimus Chiefs U18 squad. The 5-foot-9 forward played in three games during the Chiefs' 2022-23 pre-season slate.

Jamieson spent the 2021-22 season with Okanagan Hockey Academy Black U17, where he piled up 31 points on 13 goals and 18 assists in 26 games. He added five points (2G-3A) in four playoff games.

Mayes was reassigned to the Yale Hockey Academy U18 team. The 6-foot-3 defenseman missed the pre-season due to injury, but did see his Chiefs debut during the 2021-22 campaign as an Affiliated Player.

Mayes spent last season with Yale Hockey Academy U17 Prep, where he posted 32 points on eight goals and 24 assists in 33 games. He added two more assists in four playoff games.

Shcherbyna was reassigned to the St. George's School U18 squad. The Vancouver native played in four pre-season games this year, contributing one point on a goal against the Portland Winterhawks on Friday, September 16.

Shcherbyna spent the 2021-22 season with St. George's School U17 Prep, where he racked up 45 points on 27 goals and 18 assists in 30 games. He added six points (4G-2A) in five playoff games. Shcherbyna also made his Chiefs debut last season as an Affiliated Player.

All three players were selected by the Chiefs in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft in December and attended their first training camp in Spokane this year.


The Chiefs' 2022-23 regular season will begin on Friday, September 23 as they visit the Victoria Royals before hosting the Kamloops Blazers in their home opener at Spokane Arena on Saturday, October 1. Ticket packages for the 2022-23 season are available now! For more information, visit or call a ticket account executive at 509-535-PUCK.

The Spokane Chiefs are a member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey league, the world's finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.

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