The Spokane Chiefs are home at the Arena tonight and 20 minutes away from facing the Kelowna Rockets in Western Hockey League play. Kelowna has taken over the lead in the Western Conference's B.C. Division by winning 20 of its last 23 games. The Rockets are 19-2 at home and 13-8-2-1 on the road. Spokane is one of two teams to win at Kelowna this season (Oct. 10), but the Rockets turned back the visiting Chiefs 5-3 on Wednesday. Spokane is in the midst of playing seven games in 11 days, including five at home.
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