The Chilliwack Chiefs could get a huge boost with a pair of familiar faces potentially returning to the fold.
Abbotsford native Mitch Skapski has cleared waivers in the Western Hockey League and has begun skating with the Chiefs.
The diminutive forward played in Chilliwack for half the 2012-13 season before heading to the Everett Silvertips.
Skapski collected three goals and five points his first time around and comes back now as a potential impact player.
Now 19 years old, he split his WHL time between three franchises. After playing 35 games for the Silvertips he went to the Victoria Royals and then the Saskatoon Blades, finishing his WHL tenure with six goals, 19 points and 113 penalty minutes in 143 games.
Carter Cochrane also looks to be returning to the Chiefs.
The dynamic D-man has been set free by the WHL’s Tri-City Americans, who were unable to trade the 19 year old Kamloops native.
Through 55 games with Chilliwack during the 2013-14 BCHL campaign he tallied 16 goals and 47 points.
“Plus, we are working on something else too, which may go through or it may not,” Tatarnic said mysteriously. “I can tell you if it goes through we add another really good player to our hockey team, and when I look at our lineup, the end product is exciting.”