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Spokane Chiefs release 16-year-old goaltender Campbell Arnold from active roster

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The Spokane Chiefs announced Friday that 16-year-old goaltender Campbell Arnold has been released from their active roster. His reassignment is to be determined.

Arnold was Spokane’s second-round (28th overall) pick in the 2017 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. He played 22 games with the Yale Academy Prep team of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League last season, posting a 3.34 goals-against average and .890 save percentage. In two starts during the 2018 WHL preseason, he made 51 saves on 56 shots faced (.911 save percentage).

The move leaves the Chiefs with two goaltenders on their active roster in 19-year-olds Dawson Weatherill and Bailey Brkin. Weatherill recently returned from the Boston Bruins’ rookie camp. Arnold remains on the Chiefs’ protected list.

“We are very happy with Campbell’s development coming into this season,” Chiefs general manager Scott Carter said. “He has performed very well for us in the preseason and we’re excited for his future. This move allows him the opportunity to play regular starting minutes and continue that development.”

Spokane will complete its WHL preseason at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Kennewick against the Tri-City Americans. The Chiefs will also open the regular season at Tri-City, at 7:05 on Sept. 22.

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