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Chiefs release regular season schedule; Dudra departs organization

The Spokane Chiefs will begin defense of their Memorial Cup championship on Thursday, Sept. 18 when they travel to Cranbrook, British Columbia, to open the 2008-09 Western Hockey League season against the Kootenay Ice.

The Chiefs will drop their championship banners on Saturday, Sept. 27 when the Tri-City Americans visit the Spokane Arena in the home opener.

Here’s a link to the complete schedule and details on how you can get tickets.

Also, the Chiefs announced yesterday that after 18 years, 15 as the organization’s head scout, Ray Dudra has left the Chiefs to take a position with another team in the WHL, which is expected to be announced next week. Here’s a link to the release on that.

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