The Spokane Chiefs have returned home for the first time since Dec. 29. The Chiefs will host the struggling Seattle Thunderbirds in about 25 minutes at the Arena. Seattle has lost 11 consecutive games, including Saturday and Tuesday setbacks against Spokane. Spokane has won six of seven against the Thunderbirds this Western Hockey League season, including six straight. But the Chiefs have lost their last three home games since starting the season 13-2 at home.
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