A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at spokesman .com/sportslink.
Mitch Holmberg added another chapter to his impressive Western Hockey League season on Wednesday by accounting for two assists and the winning goal during a 5-4 win at Medicine Hat, Alberta. Holmberg leads the WHL with 45 points and 19 goals, and is second in assists with 26.
• This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with the continuing saga of former Spokane Chiefs player Todd Fiddler. The Moose Jaw Warriors, who announced last week that Fiddler was no longer part of their plans, arranged a trade this week with Prince George. As timing would have it, Prince George plays at Spokane next week.
Gonzaga’s bench is a little more crowded this season with the addition of three more walk-ons – Connor Griffin, Leo Roese and Dustin Triano – joining holdovers Rem Bakamus and Brian Bhaskar.
The popular Bakamus, who played 22 minutes last year, summed up the role of the walk-ons.
“They kind of knew what they were getting in to, the first week you realize the sacrifices you have to make,” Bakamus said. “We hold each other accountable to keep guys’ heads up, bring a lot of energy. We bleed, sweat just like them. We just have to make sure we bring a little extra to the table as far as bringing energy.”
Fleet running back Calvin Green from Sacramento, Calif., declared back in June that he intended to play for Washington State over scholarship offers from schools such as Arizona State, Boise State, and others.
Today he made good on that pledge, signing a financial aid agreement that will allow him to enroll at WSU in January, in time for spring semester.
“We are excited for Calvin to get in school and begin his Cougar career,” coach Mike Leach said. “He is a versatile player who can do a lot of things, explosive with the ball, and can play different positions. He will also have the benefit of going through winter conditioning and spring practice as he adjusts to college life.”
• The game time has been set at 11 a.m. for the Washington State football team’s game at Arizona on November 16th.
The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network, and ends a streak of three-straight night games for the Cougars.
It will be the first morning kickoff for the Cougars this season.
• Well, another election day has come and gone. Congratulations/I’m sorry that your favorite candidate did so well/poorly.