SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs had three prospects named to their respective province’s team for the upcoming 2016 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, as announced by the Western Hockey League, Hockey Canada and provincial hockey associations today. Carter Chorney will compete with Team Alberta, Ethan Leyh with Team British Columbia and Cordel Larson with Team Saskatchewan.
Chorney, a 6-foot, 176-pound forward out of Sherwood Park, Alberta, was the Chiefs’ second-round (39th overall) pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. He scored 31 goals and 35 assists with the Sherwood Park Flyers Bantam AAA last year, adding six goals and eight assists in 10 playoff games.
Leyh, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound forward out of Port Moody, B.C., produced 33 points in 25 games for Yale Bantam Prep last season, including 21 assists. He then found the net five times and added a helper in four playoff games. Leyh was the Chiefs’ eighth-round (160th overall) pick in the bantam draft.
Larson scored 11 goals and 19 assists in 38 games with the Notre Dame Hounds Bantam AAA team last season. The 5-foot-8, 160-pound winger from Weyburn, Sask. was the Chiefs’ ninth-round (186th overall) pick in the same bantam draft.
The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup will take place in Calgary from October 19-23, featuring the top 80 players from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Full rosters and tournament details are available at prospects.whl.ca/U16ChallengeCup.
Spokane remains home for their next game on Friday, October 7 versus the Lethbridge Hurricanes. It will be Numerica Magnet Schedule Giveaway Night as the first 5,000 fans through the gates receive a magnet schedule courtesy of Numerica Credit Union.
Tickets for October 7 and all Chiefs home games are available at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office at Spokane Arena, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK, or online here.