The Spokane Chiefs enter the key home stretch of the season, with five consecutive home games on the schedule starting tonight (7 p.m.; 790-AM) with Red Deer.
Why is this stretch so important? Jeff Bunch explains how the next 12 games may decide if the Chiefs will make the WHL playoffs.
Jeff Bunch has more on his Chiefs blog.
The Times has its WHL notebook today, with a profile of Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Bretton Stamler.
The Tri-City Americans have a personal house of horrors, according to Tri-City Herald writer Annie Fowler. The place? The Cranbrook Recreation Complex, home of the Kootenay Ice.
A Mountain View High sophomore plays for the Portland Winter Hawks and he hopes for more playing time.