Roster Unveiled for Upcoming Season
Spokane, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs are set to begin on-ice practice this weekend with an initial training camp roster of 24 players.
Headlining a stable of 13 forwards is 2019-20 WHL Player of the Year Adam Beckman, fresh from an underage stint with the American Hockey League's Iowa Wild, affiliate of the Minnesota Wild. Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Jack Finley also returns after beginning the season in the AHL with Syracuse. Eli Zummack (22G-64A last season) enters his overage season with 217 career points in 233 games, all with the Chiefs. Cordel Larson (15G-28A) will look to build on a breakout 2019-20 season.
It will be a changing of the guard on the back end after the departure of several veteran stars, including two-time WHL Defenseman of the Year Ty Smith (now with the New Jersey Devils), Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Filip Kral and Stockton Heat (AHL) signee Noah King. Bobby Russell (6G-16A) and Matt Leduc (2G-6A) will be the veterans of the group with 2021 NHL Draft prospect Graham Sward also playing a key role.
In net, former second-round bantam pick Campbell Arnold will be the likely starter after posting a 2.59 GAA and .902 SV% in 22 appearances last season before a knee injury sidelined him in late December. Youngsters Mason Beaupit and Manny Panghli will also look to make an impact; Beaupit played in three games last season including his first WHL win.
Spokane Chiefs 2020-21 Training Camp Roster
#11 Ty Cheveldayoff*
#12 Erik Atchison
#13 Grady Lane*
#15 Blake Swetlikoff*
#16 Cordel Larson
#17 Brandon Reller
#18 Copeland Fricker*
#20 Reed Jacobson
#26 Jack Finley
#27 Owen MacNeil
#28 Ben Thornton*
#29 Eli Zummack^
#34 Adam Beckman
#2 Logan Cunningham*
#3 Matt Leduc^
#4 Chase Friedt-Mohr
#5 Jordan Chudley
#6 Mac Gross
#7 Graham Sward
#21 Bobby Russell^
#25 Raegan Wiles
#1 Campbell Arnold
#30 Mason Beaupit*
#31 Manny Panghli*
The Chiefs begin their 2020-21 regular season on Friday, March 19 at Seattle.
Due to ongoing health restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans will not be permitted to games this season. All games are available on the radio via the Chiefs' radio broadcast partners, 103.5 FM The Game or (if there is a time conflict) 94.1 FM The Bear. Sixteen of 24 games will be broadcast live on TV via SWX. Fans can also watch every game online via WHL Live on CHL TV. Learn more at watch.chl.ca.
For the latest information on the 2020-21 season and more, visit spokanechiefs.com.
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