Spokane, Wash. — The Spokane Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have acquired goaltender Reece Klassen from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.
“With Dawson Weatherill’s injury, we felt that we needed to pick up another goalie with WHL experience,” said general manager Scott Carter. “Reece will be a good fit in our dressing room and we are excited to welcome him to our organization.”
Klassen, a 1999-born netminder from Cloverdale, B.C. has appeared in 49 career WHL games over two seasons with the Hurricanes, posting a 3.59 goals against average and .889 save percentage. He appeared in 26 games for Lethbridge this season, earning an 11-4-4-3 record with a 3.57 GAA and .891 SV%.
In a corresponding roster move, rookie goaltender Campbell Arnold will be reassigned to the Spokane Braves (KIJHL). Arnold appeared in one game as an Affiliated Player, stopping 10 of 11 shots faced.
The Chiefs return to Spokane Arena on Friday, January 4 to host the Kamloops Blazers on Princess & Superhero Night. Tickets for that game and all Chiefs home games are available at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office at Spokane Arena, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK and online here.