WHL: Fresh off a game against the Western Hockey League’s second-most penalized team, the Spokane Chiefs will meet the team at No. 1 tonight.
Spokane (32-22-2-0) will host the Calgary Hitmen (37-16-1-3) at 7:05 at the Arena in the lone matchup of the season between the teams. Calgary leads the WHL with 1,096 penalty minutes, 40 more than Victoria, which defeated Spokane 5-3 on Sunday.
“Our guys are given a pregame scouting report and we give them a video report on them, so they’ll be well-schooled on what to expect,” Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur said.
The Chiefs’ next home game will be Feb. 22 against Edmonton.
Wallace coach Schreiber dies
Longtime Silver Valley coach and teacher Bob Schreiber died Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 66.
Schreiber was in his 32nd season as Wallace’s wrestling coach. He had recently been in the hospital and was unable to attend Wallace’s final home meet. His assistant coaches arranged for Schreiber to watch the match via Skype, former assistant Nick Hoffman said.
“He didn’t want his screen on, but the kids all said hi and he even gave some advice between matches,” Hoffman said. “His wrestlers all called him ‘sir’ – not because he asked them to, but out of respect for all he had done for them.”
Schreiber also coached baseball at Wallace. He completed his 23rd season last spring.
There were a number of times over the years that Schreiber supplemented his sports from his own finances because they were run on a shoestring budget, Hoffman said.
Schreiber is survived by his wife, Sally, brother Dick, the Kellogg athletic director, and two sons, Shon and Bobby, along with his grandchildren.