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Home Game #25 - Spokane Chiefs vs. Tri-City Americans February 10th, 2018 – Toyota Center, Kennewick Spokane Chiefs

Tri-City Americans

No. 35 37

Name Donovan Buskey Dawson Weatherill

YOB Team 00 99

No. 30 35

Name Patrick Dea Beck Warm

YOB 97 99

Team

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Luke Gallagher Matt Leduc Jeff Faith Tyson Helgesen Nolan Reid Jake McGrew Zach Fischer Ethan McIndoe Jaret Anderson-Dolan Cedric Chenier Riley Woods Cordel Larson Kailer Yamamoto Filip Kral Milos Fafrak Luke Toporowski Ty Smith Hudson Elynuik Riley McKay Eli Zummack Dalton Hamaliuk Carter Chorney

00 00 98 97 98 99 97 99 99 00 98 01 98 99 99 01 00 97 99 00 98 01

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Jake Bean Liam Belcourt Roman Kalinichenko Mitchell Brown Juuso Välimäki Anthony Bishop Dylan Coghlan Jordan Topping Michael Rasmussen Paycen Bjorklund Connor Bouchard Maxwell James Nolan Yaremko Isaac Johnson Brett Clayton Kyle Olson Riley Sawchuk Morgan Geekie Parker AuCoin Sasha Mutala Daniel Gatenby

98 00 00 01 98 98 98 97 99 00 01 97 98 99 98 99 99 98 98 01 98

CAR 16

General Manager: Scott Carter Head Coach: Dan Lambert Assistant Coach: Scott Burt Assistant Coach: Adam Deadmarsh

SJ 17 CGY 17 LA 17

EDM 17

CAR 16

Governor/GM: Bob Tory Head Coach: Mike Williamson Assistant Coach: Brian Pellerin

Officials Referees: Chris Crich and Dexter Rasmussen Linesmen: Scott Mackey and Michael Bean Video Goal Judge: Dan Wharton Supervisor: Cory Bowles

CAL 17 VGK Sign DET 17

ANA 17 CAR 17


MESSAGE FROM WHL COMMISSIONER RON ROBISON WELCOME TO THE 2017-18 WHL SEASON FROM WHL COMMISSIONER RON ROBISON Calgary, Alta. – As we get set for another Western Hockey League season, there is no shortage of excitement as we eagerly await the opportunity to once again watch the world’s premier junior hockey players in action in each of our 22 markets across Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. In this the 52nd season of the WHL, our Clubs remain truly committed to providing our players with the highest standard of development, both on and off the ice. We are proud to continue offering our players exactly that, from world-class coaching and management, to a comprehensive WHL Scholarship and education program to a series of Players First support services designed to ensure they develop in a highly positive environment. Having awarded a WHL record 374 post-secondary scholarships to WHL graduates this past season, the WHL Scholarship each year provides players with an unparalleled opportunity to pursue their academic endeavours. Of the 374 WHL Graduates to access their WHL Scholarship last season, 185 furthered their hockey careers by playing Canadian University hockey at the U SPORTS level. We anticipate the number of players receiving WHL Scholarships will continue to grow as our graduates take advantage of the WHL Scholarship benefits. On the ice, the 2017-18 season will undoubtedly be one worth remembering, with Regina set to celebrate its centennial season and getting ready to host the 100th edition of the Mastercard Memorial Cup in May. The province of Saskatchewan will also take centre stage in November when Moose Jaw and Swift Current play host to the 2017 CIBC Canada – Russia Series. Without the support of our loyal fans, our corporate partners, broadcasters and media, none of this would be possible. Your ongoing support and dedication to the WHL and our 22 Member Clubs is greatly appreciated. The 2017-18 WHL season promises to be highly entertaining from start to finish. I am sure you will enjoy cheering on your favourite WHL Club as well as watching these top prospects continue their development, both on and off the ice.

Ron Robison Commissioner Western Hockey League


HOCKEY OPERATIONS STAFF

MIKE WILLIAMSON

HEAD COACH 4th Season

BRIAN PELLERIN

ASSOCIATE COACH 4th Season

INNES MACKIE

EQUIPMENT MANAGER 9th Season

ELI WILSON

GOALTENDING COACH 1st Season

ZACHARY FOURNIER

ATHLETIC THERAPIST 4th Season


Game #54 - Saturday February 10th, 2018 Tri-City Americans (27-18-7-1 62 pts) vs Spokane Chiefs (29-19-3-2 63 pts) Toyota Center (Kennewcik, WA) 7:05 PM

Television/Radio Information

Local Radio Broadcast: NewsTalk 870 AM, 6:45 pm PST Online Broadcast: WHL Live, 6:30 pm PST

The Series vs. Spokane - This Season (12 game series)

Game 1: 10/24/17 Tri-City @ Spokane TC (5-2) Game 2: 11/4/17 Tri-City @ Spokane TC (3-2 SO) Game 3: 12/2/17 Spokane @ Tri-City SPO (4-3 OT) Game 4: 12/30/17 Tri-City @ Spokane SPO (4-3 OT) Game 5: 12/31/17 Spokane @ Tri-City TC (4-3) Game 6: 1/20/18 Tri-City @ Spokane SPO (5-4 OT)

Washington's Lottery Weekly Report

Tri-City: Roman Kalinichenko upper body injury (3 weeks) Kyle Olson lower body injury (4-6 weeks) Juuso Välimäki return from injury

Game 7: 1/27/18 Spokane @ Tri-City TC (5-4 OT) Game 8: 2/10/18 Spokane @ Tri-City Game 9: 2/17/18 Tri-City @ Spokane Game 10: 3/2/18 Spokane @ Tri-City Game 11: 3/16/18 Tri-City @ Spokane Game 12: 3/17/18 Spokane @ Tri-City

Spokane: Cordel Larson added from SMHL Jeff Faith upper body injury (day-to-day) Riley McKay upper body injury (day-to-day) Eli Zummack upper body injury (day-to-day)

Tri-City Upcoming Milestones

Jordan Topping is 1 point from 200 in his career Morgan Geekie is 3 games from 200 in his career Nolan Yaremko is 9 games from 200 in his career

Tri-City Noteworthy

Jordan Topping scored the 6th hat trick of his career on 1/31 to earn his 100th career goal Patrick Dea has the second highest SAV% in the WHL at 0.914 Dylan Coghlan earned 3 points on 1/31, the 6th time this season Isaac Johnson ended an 8 game point streak on 2/9 (5G 8A) Jake Bean is playing in his 200th career game Maxwell James played in his 200th career game on 2/3 Dan Gatenby played in his 100th career game on 2/6 The Americans ended a 7 game point streak on 2/3 (5-0-2-0)

Tri-City Age Breakdown

1997 (20 yr old) 1998 (19 yr old) 1999 (18 yr old) 2000 (17 yr old) 2001 (16 yr old) Average Age -

3 9 5 3 3 18.26


Tri-City 2017-18 Statistical Leaders

Goals: (31) Jordan Topping Points: (62) Morgan Geekie Penalty Minutes: (79) Maxwell James Short-Handed Goals: (3) Parker AuCoin Goals Against Average: (3.23) Patrick Dea Last 10 Games: 5-2-2-1

Assists: (42) Morgan Geekie Plus/Minus: (+11) Nolan Yaremko Power Play Goals: (11) Jordan Topping Game Winning Goals: (5) Morgan Geekie Save Percentage: (0.914) Patrick Dea Current Streak: 0-2-0-1

2017-18 Tri-City Record vs.

U.S. Division: 12-11-4-1 B.C. Division: 8-6-2-0 Western Conference: 20-16-6-1 Central Division: 3-0-0-0 East Division: 4-1-1-0 Eastern Conference: 7-1-1-0

2017-18 Tri-City Season Highs & Lows – Team Streaks

Longest Winning Streak: 6 Longest Home Winning Streak: 7 Longest Road Winning Streak: 5 Longest Losing Streak: 5 Longest Home Losing Streak: 5 Longest Road Losing Streak: 6

Scoring

Most Goals Scored – Game: 8 (10/25) Most Goals Scored – Period: 5 (10/14) Most Goals Allowed – Game: 8 (10/10) Most Goals Allowed – Period: 5 (11/18) Largest Margin of Victory: 6 (11/24, 1/31) Largest Margin of Defeat: 6 (10/10) Most Power Play Goals: 3 (10/11, 11/24, 12/10, 1/6, 1/31) Most Power Play Opportunities: 9 (11/24) Most Power Play Goals Against: 2 (10/10, 10/11, 10/18, 12/10, 1/5, 1/6, 1/19) Most Power Play Opportunities Against: 8 (10/18)

Shooting

Most Shots Taken – Game: 50 (2/6) Most Shots Taken – Period: 21 (11/22) Fewest Shots Taken – Game: 24 (11/24) Fewest Shots Taken – Period: 3 (10/17, 11/18) Most Shots Allowed – Game: 57 (1/9) Most Shots Allowed – Period: 24 (1/9) Fewest Shots Allowed – Game: 17 (12/8) Fewest Shots Allowed – Period: 2 (11/22, 12/15)


TRI-CITY AMERICANS 2017-18 NO. FORWARDS 32 16 19 24 28 20 23 34 25 15 26 12 22

AuCoin, Parker Bjorklund, Paycen * Bouchard, Connor * Clayton, Brett Geekie, Morgan James, Maxwell Johnson, Isaac * Mutala, Sasha * Olson, Kyle Rasmussen, Michael Sawchuk, Riley Topping, Jordan Yaremko, Nolan

NO. DEFENSE 2 3 7 5 10 37 4 6

Bean, Jake Belcourt, Liam * Bishop, Anthony Brown, Mitchell * Coghlan, Dylan Gatenby, Daniel Kalinichenko, Roman * Välimäki, Juuso

NO. GOALTENDERS 30 Dea, Patrick 35 Warm, Beck

HOCKEY STAFF Governor/GM Head Coach Asst. Coach

POSSHHT LW RW F LW C LW LW RW C C C LW LW

L R L L R L R R R L R L L

6'0 5'11 5'6 6'4 6'2 6'4 6'2 6'0 5'11 6'6 5'10 6'1 6'1

POSSHHT D LD D RD RD LD LD LD

L L R R R L L L

6'1 6'4 6'0 6'2 6'2 6'4 6'3 6'2

POSSHHT G G

5'11 6'0

WT HOMETOWN 197 168 152 215 190 227 183 187 168 221 172 200 201

St. Albert, AB Calgary, AB Cochrane, AB Abbotsford, BC Strathclair, MB Kamloops, BC Andover, MN Vancouver, BC Calgary, AB Surrey, BC Prince Albert, SK Salt Spring Island BC Spirit River, AB

WT HOMETOWN 172 200 185 203 195 200 185 211

Calgary, AB Sherwood Park, AB Kelowna, BC Salmon Arm, BC Nanaimo, BC Kelowna, BC Moscow, Russia Nokia, FIN

WT HOMETOWN 169 St. Albert, AB 180 Whistler, BC

Bob Tory Mike Williamson Brian Pellerin

* Rookie

D.O.B.

16-17 Season

LEAGUE

July 30/98 Dec. 11/00 Mar. 14/01 Nov. 22/98 Jul. 20/98 April 13/97 Jan. 24/99 May 6/01 Mar. 22/99 April 17/99 Mar. 18/99 July 20/97 May 17/98

AMERICANS Calgary Buffaloes Midget OHA Midget White Prep Portland Winterhawks AMERICANS AMERICANS Des Moines Jr. A Vancouver Canadians AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS

WHL AMHL CSSHL WHL WHL WHL USHL BCMML WHL WHL WHL WHL WHL

D.O.B.

16-17 Season

LEAGUE

June 9/98 June 29/00 April 1/98 June 25/01 Feb. 19/98 Sep. 17/98 July 6/00 Oct. 6/98

Calgary Hitmen Foothill Midget AAA Seattle Thunderbirds OHA White Midget Prep AMERICANS Kamloops Blazers CSKA U 17 AMERICANS

WHL AMHL WHL CSSHL WHL WHL Russia U17 WHL

D.O.B.

16-17 Season

LEAGUE

Mar. 14/97 Apr. 22/99

Edmonton Oil Kings AMERICANS

WHL WHL

Head Scout/Asst. GM Athletic Therapist Equipment Manager Goaltending Coach

GP 72 26 30 29 72 39 47 39 72 50 55 43 67

GP 43 33 66 26 71 41 29 60

GP 55 10

Barclay Parneta Zach Fournier Innes Mackie Eli Wilson

G 21 20 18 2 35 8 14 20 20 32 2 28 8

A

PTS PIM DRAFT 22 10 35 3 55 9 14 43 37 23 5 25 14

43 30 53 5 90 17 28 63 57 55 7 53 22

23 10 41 30 40 62 55 38 52 50 13 33 73

Eligible 18 Eligible 19 Eligible 19 Eligible 18 Drafted by CAR Free Agent Eligible 18 Eligible 19 Drafted by ANA Drafted by DET Eligible 18 Free Agent Eligible 18

GAASVS% NA NA2 DRAFT 8 2 2 3 15 1 2 19

37 7 5 11 38 6 4 42

45 9 7 14 53 7 6 61

14 88 34 30 26 24 71 34

Drafted by CAR Eligible 18 Eligible 18 Eligible 19 Signed by VEG Eligible 18 Eligible 18 Drafted by CAL

GAASVS% NA NA2 DRAFT 3.9 3.4

0.88 0.9

Free Agent Eligible 18

Pronunciation Oh-coin Pay-son Bee-york-lund Boo-shard

Mew-tall-ah Rass-mew-sen

Yuh-rem-koh

Pronunciation Bell-court

Cog-lin Kal-in-ih-chehn-koh You-so Val-uh-makee

Pronunciation Day


TONIGHT’S MATCHUP Spokane at Tri-City | Game 54/72 | Feb. 10, 2018 | Kennewick, WA | 7:05 p.m. PT Tonight’s OFFICIALS --- Referees: Chris CRICH, Dexter RASMUSSEN – Linesmen: Scott MACKEY, Michael BEAN

SPOKANE CHIEFS Record: 29-19-3-2 • 16-9-0-2 (home) • 13-10-3-0 (away) PP: 45/235 (19.1%) • PK: 43/208 (79.3%) GF-GA: 204-179 • Last 10: 7-1-2-0 • Streak: W-3 Ranking: 3rd U.S. Division • 6th Western Conference

TRI-CITY AMERICANS Record: 27-18-7-1 • 14-7-3-0 (home) • 13-11-4-1 (away) PP: 57/215 (26.5%) • PK: 45/206 (78.2%) GF-GA: 188-183 • Last 10: 5-2-2-1 • Streak: L-3 Ranking: t-4th U.S. Division • t-7th Western Conference

SUMMARY

Spokane wraps up their season-long 7-game road swing tonight in Kennewick, hoping to keep their momentum rolling and pick up their fourth win in a row against the dangerous Tri-City Americans. The Chiefs came away with a spectacular comeback overtime win in Everett last night, 2-1. Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored the tying goal with the extra man on and under two minutes left to force the extra frame. Kailer Yamamoto corralled a rebound of a Ty Smith shot off the end wall and snuck it under Carter Hart to send the Chiefs’ bench spilling onto the ice in celebration. Goalie Dawson Weatherill finished with 38 saves to earn second star honors. The 19-year-old netminder has allowed just 2 goals combined in his last two games played, stopping 59 of 61 shots faced for his 16th & 17th wins of the year. In addition to the 3-game winning streak, Spokane has now earned at least a point in 9-straight, going 7-0-2-0 over that span. The Chiefs were stalwarts defensively against the Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday in a 3-1 win. Luke Toporowski scored his 5th goal in 7 games to get the Chiefs on the board early in the 2nd period. Riley Woods picked up his career-best 20th of the season on a shorthanded breakaway later in the middle frame for what would end up being the game-winner. Ethan McIndoe sealed it with an empty netter late. Spokane continues to battle within the incredibly tight U.S. Division. Just 10 points separate first-place Everett with fourth-place (tie) Tri-City/Seattle.

AGAINST THE AMERICANS

The Chiefs take on the Americans for the 8th of 12 head-to-head matchups between the two teams this season, looking for their 4th win. The series has been incredibly tight, with six games requiring overtime or a shootout and all but one being decided by just one goal. They traded 5-4 OT wins in the most recent games, with Tri-City winning at home on Jan. 27 and Spokane earning the 2 points in the Lilac City on Jan. 20. Tri-City’s Jordan Topping leads all players in scoring in the season series with 2G & 9A for 11 points. Jaret AndersonDolan (4G-5A) and Ty Smith (3G-6A) lead the Chiefs with 9 points apiece.

NEXT UP

The Chiefs return home for their first game at Spokane Arena since Jan. 23 to host the Everett SIlvertips. The game kicks off a stretch of 6 out of 7 games at home from Feb. 11-24.


NEWS & NOTES SCALDING HOT… Forward Kailer Yamamoto has been on fire since returning from the WJC, posting 9G & 16A in 11GP & snapped an 11-game point streak on Wed. He was WHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 28 after posting 10 points (6G- 4A) in 4GP. ROAD CREW… The Chiefs are currently playing their longest road swing of the season as they’ll play 7-straight away from home between Jan. 24 – Feb. 10. Through 6 games on the trip, they are 4-0-2-0. They return to Spokane to play 6 of their next 7 beginning on Sunday against Everett. CLIMBING THE RANKS… F Kailer Yamamoto currently ranks t-19th in franchise history in goals scored (95), 5th in assists (169), 13th in points (264) & t-49th in GP (214). Next on the list: Goals – Chad Klassen (96; 18th), Levko Koper (97; 17th), Mitch Wahl (98; 16th); Assists – Mitch Wahl (186; 4th); Points – Brenden Kichton (268; 12th); Games – Derek Ryan (216; 47th) MAGIC NUMBERS… The Chiefs are 27-5-3 when scoring 3+ goals this season and 20-6-3 when scoring at least 1 PP goal. Spokane is 16-6-1-0 with Yamamoto in the lineup, outscoring opponents 94-61. MIDTERM MARKS… Defensemen Ty Smith and Filip Kral were both listed by NHL Central Scouting in their Midterm Rankings ahead of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Smith was the top WHL player listed at 14th among all North American skaters while Kral jumped up to 52nd following an appearance for the Czech Republic team at the 2018 IIHF WJC. G Dawson Weatherill and F Eli Zummack narrowly missed out on the midterms but were listed previously in the NHL CSS ‘Players to Watch’ list. THE ‘C’ AT TPG… D Ty Smith served as captain of Team Orr at the 2018 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 25 in Guelph, Ontario. It marked the 2nd-straight season the Chiefs had a representative at the event, as Kailer Yamamoto scored 1G & 1A in the 2017 game. Smith was the 14th Chief to participate and 1st to be named captain. SHORTHANDED SPECIALISTS… F Jaret Anderson-Dolan leads the WHL with 5 shorthanded goals, which are also the first 5 of his career. F Hudson Elynuik leads active Chiefs with 6 career shorties while the franchise record for SHG in a single season is 10 by Pat Falloon (1990-91). As a team, Spokane ranks t-3rd in the WHL with 12 SHG. BUFFALO BUDDIES… F Kailer Yamamoto (USA) and D Filip Kral (Czech Republic) were both selected to the final rosters for their respective countries at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. Yamamoto & USA beat Kral & CZE in the bronze medal game. Yamamoto finished the tournament with 2G & 2A while Kral had 1G for the surprising Czechs. HOME FROM OIL COUNTRY… Forward Kailer Yamamoto was reassigned to the Chiefs by the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 6 after playing 9 games in the NHL, recording 3 assists, 21 SOG & 2 PIM. He scored 1G & 3A in his 1st game back (at LET), including 1G & 2A in the 1st period. Yamamoto was selected in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by EDM, becoming the 6th ever Chief and 1st Spokane native picked in the 1st round. He signed his ELC on Aug. 11. He was the CHL’s leading scorer among drafteligible players last year, posting 99 pts (42G-57A), good for 6th among all WHL players. He was the 1st ever Chief selected by EDM. GONE FISCHIN’… The Chiefs acquired F Zach Fischer (97) from the Medicine Hat Tigers on Oct. 19 in exchange for F Hayden Ostir (99), D Eric Van Impe (01) and a 2019 2nd round pick. Fischer, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward from Lloydminster, Alta. scored 34 goals and 29 assists for 63 points in 62 GP with the Tigers last season, racking up 145 PIM along the way. He added seven goals and three assists in 11 playoff games. After his breakout 19-year-old season, the Calgary Flames selected the power forward with their fifth round (140th overall) pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. CZECH HIM OUT… The Chiefs announced on Oct. 6 that D Filip Kral had signed a WHL agreement and would be making the jump to North American hockey. Kral was the Chiefs’ 2nd round (78th overall) pick in the 2017 CHL Import Draft and was given a “C” rating in NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary players to watch list. He played 13 games last season with HC Kometa Brno in the Czech U20 league, scoring 4G & 6A. He then moved up to Kometa Brno men’s team in the professional Czech Extraliga, recording two assists in 23 games, and appeared in five playoff games as Kometa Brno won the league championship for the first time. SPOKANE DAN… New Chiefs Head Coach Dan Lambert spent five years as an assistant with the Kelowna Rockets beginning in 2009 before becoming head coach for the 2014-15 season, leading the Rockets to a WHL Championship. He served as an assistant for the Buffalo Sabres in 2015-16 & head coach for the Rochester Americans (AHL) last year. As a player, he was a 6th round pick in the 1989 NHL draft (Quebec) & played 29 NHL games before stints in the AHL, IHL & German DEL. As a junior, in 244 GP with Swift Current, he racked up 319 points (75G-244A). He earned Memorial Cup MVP honors during the Broncos’ 1989 championship run. HELLO HOLLYWOOD… Forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan was selected in the 2nd round (41st overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. During his breakout season, “JAD” became just the fourth ever Chief to score 30+ goals as a 17-year-old player. He picked up 18 multi-point games and three hat tricks as well as a stretch in January and February in which he scored a point in 18 of 20 games. He appeared in two pre-season games with the Kings.


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