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Chiefs capture Game 1

Mitch Holmberg scored twice and Eric Williams made 26 saves Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs opened the Western Hockey League playoffs with a 4-1 win over the Tri-City Americans at the Arena. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Saturday at the Arena. Story...

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Spokane maintains two-goal lead

The Spokane Chiefs still lead the Tri-City Americans 3-1 after a scoreless second period Friday in the opener of a first-round series in the Western Hockey League playoffs at the Arena. The Americans thought they had scored on a power play late in the second...

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Zags in tough against Wichita State

Good evening again from Salt Lake City. Here's some of our report on the Gonzaga-Wichita State matchup tomorrow in the round of 32. My game preview, John Blanchette's column and a cut-and-paste glance at the matchup below. Update: Here's our GU notebook and a feature...

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Chiefs storm to 3-1 lead

Blake Gal, Alessio Bertaggia and Mitch Holmberg scored Friday night to give the Spokane Chiefs a 3-1 lead over the Tri-City Americans after one period in a WHL first-round playoff opener at the Arena. Brenden Kichton and Reid Gow both assisted on the second and...

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Postseason hockey arrives for Chiefs

Regular-season records are a thing of the past as the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans prepare for the opening game of the Western Hockey League first-round playoff tonight at the Arena. The Chiefs have home ice for the best-of-seven series for finishing five points ahead...

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Gonzaga team manager Colin Stevens, left, and player David Stockton give teammate Sam Dower some good-natured ribbing in the team's locker room during press conference time at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT.  The Zags are preparing to play Wichita State on Saturday evening. (The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga men day before big game

S-R photojournalist Dan Pelle shot this photo in GU's locker room, Friday of Gonzaga team manager Colin Stevens, left, and player David Stockton giving teammate Sam Dower some good-natured ribbing during press conference time at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT. The Zags are...

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Day after Southern

One of the nice things about the NCAAs is we have a few more reporters on hand and there's quite a bit more Gonzaga coverage (on the blog, twitter and in the actual S-R). That volume of material obviously takes away some of the items...

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More than teams are one-and-done 

A GRIP ON SPORTS A few years ago, while covering the NCAA tournament, I heard Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun – a crusty, curmudgeonly fella who won two national titles – say the funniest thing about the first round of the tournament. And his statement actually...

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First spring practice in the books for WSU

COUGARS FROM SALT LAKE CITY -- Sounds like it was quite the weather experience on the Palouse yesterday. Wasn't there, but Josh Wright was kind enough to fill in and file a story from WSU's first football practice of the spring. That and more after...

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