“The 2010-11 season wasn’t supposed to go this way for the Spokane Chiefs. After losing in the first round of the playoffs to Portland last season, and with top scorers Kyle Beach and Mitch Wahl moving to the next level, the Chiefs were picked to fade into the pack in the WHL’s Western Conference.
But Spokane native Tyler Johnson wasn’t going to let that happen. The overage centre, who has won Memorial Cup and World Junior titles, ranks second in the league in scoring with 106 points. He’s tied with Chilliwack’s Ryan Howse for the league lead in goals with 48. And his leadership, along with breakout years from several teammates, has the Chiefs aiming for the top seed in the West.”