CHL Game Night 9/18: Tired Tokarski Drops Opener

WHL
Spokane Chiefs 2 @ Kootenay Ice 4
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Loss, 36 saves on 39 shots, *Third Star*

Tokarski, who played Wednesday in Traverse City, Michigan for the Lightning’s prospect club, arrived in Western Canada just in time to make his season debut for the defending Memorial Cup champs, but despite a Third Star effort, Tokarski and Spokane fell to the Ice 4-2. The Chiefs were without six regulars due to NHL camps or visa issues (Ondrej Roman). Michael Stickland (undrafted) scored all four goals for Kootenay, including an empty netter.