Chiefs place 20-year-old forwards Atchison, Jacobson on waivers

Larry Brunt

Spokane, Wash. — The Spokane Chiefs have placed 20-year-old forwards Erik Atchison and Reed Jacobson on waivers ahead of Friday’s season opener.

“With the league rules only allowing a maximum of three 20-year-old players on each roster, we had to make the difficult decision of having two players move on from our organization,” Spokane Chiefs General Manager Matt Bardsley said. “Reed and Erik have been with the team for three and four years, respectively, and represented the team in the highest standards both on and off the ice. We wish them all the best moving forward.”

Atchison played 153 games in a Chiefs uniform, contributing 20 goals and 28 assists over four seasons. The Las Vegas native posted career highs across the board last season with 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 total points. Atchison was also a part of the team’s leadership group during the 2021-22 season.

Jacobson played in 114 games as a Chief, finishing with 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 total points.

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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