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Chiefs have work cut out for them

Tue., March 27, 2012, midnight

Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs have a little making up to do tonight and Wednesday in their best-of-7, first-round WHL playoff series with the Vancouver Giants at the Spokane Arena.

The Chiefs dropped the first two games last Friday and Saturday in Vancouver, 7-5 and 7-3. Vancouver forward Jordan Martinook was named the WHL Player of the Week for his performance against the Chiefs. He picked up eight points, with three goals and five assists, to go with a plus-6 rating in the two games against the Chiefs.

Games 3 and 4 begin at 7 p.m.

WCC honors Zags’ Bolinger

College baseball: Gonzaga’s Royce Bolinger is the WCC Player of the Week after he went 9 for 17 (.529) as the Zags’ swept a four-game series from Hawaii, with three home runs and seven RBIs.

Bolinger drove in what proved the winning run in the series’ opener, went 4 for 8 with three runs and two RBIs in Saturday’s doubleheader, including his first home run, and hit two home runs on back-to-back at-bats in Sunday’s finale.

Meyer, Sharpe placed on IR

Arena football: The Spokane Shock announced that quarterback Erik Meyer and defensive lineman Brandon Sharpe will be placed on the injured reserve list, retroactive to Saturday.

They will both be eligible to come off the list during Spokane’s second bye week of the season, the week of April 16.

Spokane has added QB Luke Collis.

Spokane has also activated wide receiver BJ Dennard and DL James Ruffin from the physically unable to perform list.

In other moves, WRs Doug Beaumont, Delric Ellington and Verran Tucker, and offensive lineman Riordan Gomez were released.

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