Toporowski suspended three games after penalty versus Seattle

Larry Brunt

Spokane, Wash. — Spokane Chiefs forward Luke Toporowski has been suspended three games (two remaining) by the Western Hockey League. He will be eligible to return to the lineup Saturday, November 27 versus the Vancouver Giants.

The suspension results from a checking to the head major penalty and game misconduct earned during the Chiefs’ game versus the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday, November 19.

Toporowski, 20, leads the Chiefs in scoring with 15 points (7G-8A) in 13 games played.

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.

The Chiefs’ next home game is Wednesday, November 24 versus Kelowna. It’s a TicketsWest Player Magnet Giveaway Night as the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a refrigerator magnet featuring a Chiefs player. Tickets for November 24 and all regular season games are available online at

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