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D-man Saige Weinstein named Chiefs’ Rookie of the Year

Spokane, Wash. — The Spokane Chiefs have named defenseman Saige Weinstein as the organization’s Rookie of the Year. Of the 10 first-year skaters on the roster, Weinstein finished third in scoring with 14 points, including 13 assists, and had the second-most games played with 59. Weinstein was one of three 16-year-olds on the roster, joined by Kooper Gizowski and Jake Gudelj.

Both Weinstein and Gizowski were a part of the Canada Black club that won the gold medal at the 2021 Capital City Challenge and missed four Chiefs games.

Weinstein is just the seventh defenseman since 2000 to be named Chiefs’ Rookie of the Year and just the fourth 16-year-old blueliner to earn the honor.2021_12_03_005

Defensemen Since 2000 to Win Chiefs Rookie of the Year

2000 – Kurt Sauer

2001 – Stephen Mann

2004 – Sean Zimmerman*

2008 – Jared Cowen*

2017 – Ty Smith*

2018 – Filip Kral

2022 – Saige Weinstein*

*16-year-old season

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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