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Spokane Chiefs snap two-game skid, beat Kelowna in OT on Riley Woods’ goal

Riley Woods scored in overtime and the Spokane Chiefs edged the Kelowna Rockets 3-2 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, B.C., snapping a two-game skid.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga, WSU, Eastern and Idaho begin to get to the meat of their schedules

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s cold around these here parts. Really cold. But we do have some basketball coming up that will keep us warm. And some news from …


Grip on Sports: Rarely, if ever, does the Rose Bowl disappoint

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Rose Bowl was sure exciting yesterday. Especially if you consider it was just one of those meaningless bowl games. Sure didn’t seem that way …


Chiefs bolster offense with trade

The Spokane Chiefs announced Monday that they have acquired forwards Riley Woods and Rykr Cole in exchange for Wyatt Sloboshan and a third-round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.


Grip on Sports: If 2016 didn’t end the way you wanted, we’re here to help – sort of

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the first day of 2017 so we are resolved to help you get over the trauma of having to explain Mariah Carey’s comments to …


Grip on Sports: If you want the Pac-12 to have some football success this postseason, you want the Huskies to win today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a lot of you ready to say good riddance to 2016. It’s time to move on to 2017 and put all the fighting …


Parker AuCoin scores twice and Tri-City Americans pound Spokane Chiefs

Fresh off an emotional win, the Spokane Chiefs faced traditional rival Tri-City on Friday night and got handled 6-3 by their rivals to the south.


Grip on Sports: As football rolls on, college hoops elbows its way on stage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, college football season continues to roll on. In fact, the playoffs – cue Jim Mora voice – have yet to get started. But, with …


Chiefs give up two leads to Seattle before Ty Smith’s goal wins it in OT

In a game they dominated offensively, the Chiefs were pushed to overtime Wednesday night against Seattle before Spokane was saved by a 16-year-old defenseman.


Grip on Sports: Holiday Bowl result shouldn’t completely color Washington State’s season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s be clear about one thing. When a school wins its bowl game, its fans see it as a harbinger of glory to come. But …


Thunderbirds hold off Chiefs as Western Hockey League returns from Christmas break

Sami Moilanen scored with 7 minutes, 48 seconds left Tuesday to give the Seattle Thunderbirds a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs at ShoWare Center as Western Hockey League teams …


Grip on Sports: EWU, Baldwin once again come up just short of the promised land

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, wondering if Eastern Washington’s defense was up to the task of getting the Eagles into the FCS title game. We …


Chiefs score late but fall to red-hot Prince George

Facing arguably the best team in the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs came out flat Saturday night and pushed hard at the end before falling 2-1 to Prince George.


Grip on Sports: Seahawks and others doing their best to give Thursdays a new outlook

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s unanimous. Something weird happened with the All-Pac-12 football team. That, and other items, make this a hodgepodge of a Thursday. But then again, most …


Grip on Sports: Today is one of the days your college football team gets better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, we wrote about one of the December college football traditions: awards. Today we delve into another couple: transfers and recruiting. Read on.


Jaret Anderson-Dolan helps Spokane Chiefs knock off Seattle Thunderbirds

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored midway through the third period to break a 1-1 tie and the Spokane Chiefs beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 in Western Hockey League action in Kent, Washington, …


Grip on Sports: The Seahawks played like a bunch of Gump yesterday in Green Bay

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If life is still like a box of chocolates, then all Seahawk fans got yesterday was stale, raisin-filled, spit-them-out waxy candies. They played as poorly …


Grip on Sports: EWU, Gonzaga, Sounders all win; what more could anyone want?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is one of those Sundays with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. From Toronto to Tacoma, from Cheney to …


Hudson Elynuik’s second-period goal break tie as Chiefs beat Giants

Hudson Elynuik broke a tie late in the second period, then Eli Zummack and Kailer Yamamoto scored third-period goals and the Spokane Chiefs knocked off the Vancouver Giants 5-2 in …


Grip on Sports: For EWU, today’s FCS playoff game is all a matter of perspective

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will the snow that is blanketing the Inland Northwest this morning affect Eastern Washington’s FCS quarterfinal playoff game with the University of Richmond. Yes and …


Markson Bechtold’s goal lifts Chiefs over Ice

The Spokane Chiefs are sure glad to have Markson Bechtold back.


Grip on Sports: Christmas has a tendency to get in the way of games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up this morning to a white Christmas look. Luckily, I don’t have to drive anywhere for a while. So it’s easy to say “let …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga exposes Washington’s flaws and may have changed the look of the ‘rivalry’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re back, and really looking forward to the next Gonzaga game. Yep, the Zips of Akron are coming to Spokane on Saturday. It has to …


Inconsistent Chiefs fall to Royals in overtime

Over the halfway point of the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs are still looking to find some consistency.


Grip on Sports: What’s the word on the street about the M’s, Seahawks and Gonzaga?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s column is brought to you by the letter “W.” As in baseball’s winter meetings. As in where do the Seahawks go from here? And …


Grip on Sports: Though football is king, basketball has a princely role

GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya. Wondering about the college football playoffs. At least a day away didn’t change that. Or, probably, the teams that will be …


Spokane Chiefs drop close one to Tri-City

Evan Fiala scored late in the third period to draw the Spokane Chiefs within one goal, but the Tri-City Americans held on for a 6-5 win in Western Hockey League …


Hudson Elynuik’s overtime goal lifts Chiefs past Rockets

Some players are more fit for overtime hockey than others, and certainly Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik is one of the those players.


Grip on Sports: Yes, the WSU Cougars won a basketball game last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you only read headlines, there are a few today that don’t tell you the whole story. Or might even qualify for the newest rage: …


Two early goals allow Winterhawks to stop Chiefs

In a game in which Spokane was presented with several scoring chances and fired 35 shots on goal, the Chiefs left the ice with a reminder of how fickle luck …