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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 …


Grip on Sports: Have the remote handy; this Sunday is packed with sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is anything still called “super-sized” anymore? Well, if the term is still used then it is appropriate for today. It’s “Super-Sized Sunday.” (Not to be …


Chiefs surrender 4-2 lead, lose 6-5 to Edmonton Oil Kings

The Spokane Chiefs surrendered a 4-2 lead half way through the second period Saturday night before falling 6-5 to the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings.


Grip on Sports: The Dawgs take a big bite out of the Cougars’ season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old saying about the amount of fight in the dog? Something about size, right? But what happens when the bigger dog puts …


Spokane Chiefs get two hat tricks in 10-1 mauling of Vancouver

Spokane got hat tricks from Hudson Elynuik and Jaret Anderson-Dolan Friday night as the Chiefs destroyed the visiting Vancouver Giants 10-1.


Grip on Sports: Thanksgiving football memories are always good, except when they flood back

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thanksgiving. In my lifetime – and that’s not a short span my friends – that’s meant three things: way too much food, great football …


Kousal scores twice to help Spokane Chiefs edge Kamloops 3-2

Pavel Kousal scored twice and the Spokane Chiefs edged the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 in regulation in Western Hockey League action at Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Wednesday.


Grip on Sports: No, WSU’s loss wasn’t a good thing but, yes, the Apple Cup is still huge

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about the Apple Cup. Well, at least that hasn’t changed. This year’s rivalry game between Washington and Washington State …


Chiefs can’t hold early lead, lose two players to injuries

Being on the penalty kill nine times in one game makes winning hard.


Four-goal third period sends Chiefs past Calgary

Tied at 1 heading into the third period, the Spokane Chiefs needed a spark.


Grip on Sports: It’s another Thursday with the Cougars and the rest of the Inland Northwest sports scene

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every day. Well, almost every day. That’s how often we put together this column. Most days are pretty easy. But Thursdays? Those are tough. So …


Seattle Thunderbirds beat Spokane Chiefs 5-2 at Arena

The Spokane Chiefs gave up three third-period goals in losing 5-2 to Seattle at the Arena on Tuesday night.


Grip on Sports: Seahawks overcome Patriots because they refused to move

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Back in the day, the nuns at St. Rita’s elementary taught us a song in unity with California’s striking farm workers. We learned the lyrics …


Grip on Sports: The Inland Northwest is having a college football season for the ages

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You may not have been awake to see it, but Washington State crushed California last night 56-21. And, unless you were in Cheney, you probably …


Chiefs rally for overtime win over Everett

Playing from behind most of the night, the Spokane Chiefs turned to their leading scorer Saturday night to tie the game and Kailer Yamamoto also delivered in overtime to earn …


Grip on Sports: An early Christmas as Gonzaga, WSU and EWU begin basketball season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is my Christmas. College basketball begins again. And the presents keep on coming until April. Aren’t we lucky? Read on.


Chiefs face tough challenge from Everett

After completing the longest road trip of the season, Spokane got the benefit of a full week of practice.


Grip on Sports: So what will we see tonight from the Seahawks?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday night means Monday Night Football. Has for as long as most of us can remember. For the Seahawks and their fans, Monday Night Football …


Grip on Sports: Each week the Apple Cup seems to grow in importance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Washington State and Washington play a weekly game of “can you top this,” the Apple Cup looms ever larger in our front window. Sort …


Chiefs give up lead with 6 seconds to play, lose in OT to Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs overcame a 3-1 deficit to take a 4-3 lead Saturday night over Tri-City. But the Americans scored with six seconds left in regulation and then took 55 …


Grip on Sports: Will WSU be the big Pac-12 favorite that has a tough time today?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are four football games in the Pac-12 today. All of them, including the one in Pullman this afternoon, include a double-digit favorite. What happened …


Chiefs score late to force overtime, but fall 4-3 to Red Deer

The Spokane Chiefs got a late goal from Kailer Yamamoto to take Red Deer to overtime, but the Rebels scored with only 29 seconds left in the extra period for …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ Richard Sherman has his views on the NFL today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Professional sports on Nov. 4: Baseball is in bed for the year. Basketball isn’t really in full swing yet, though there was an interesting matchup …


NFL notes: Star receiver Andre Johnson retires

Andre Johnson called Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey, asking if they could talk Monday morning. After 14 NFL seasons, the man with more catches than anyone else currently playing had made …


Grip on Sports: WSU rallies over Oregon State and keeps a possible epic Apple Cup on track

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The college football season is anything but a holiday. Yet you can mark the time via holidays. And, after Washington State’s wild comeback win in …


Spokane Chiefs drop last game of long road trip to Swift Current

Tyler Steenburgen scored with 31 seconds left in overtime to give the Swift Current Broncos a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.


Jaret Anderson-Dolan helps Chiefs knock off Prince Albert

Jaret Anderson-Dolan capped a three-goal second period and the Spokane Chiefs held off the Prince Albert Raiders 4-2, in Western Hockey League action on Friday.


Kailer Yamamoto sparks Chiefs to WHL road win over Blades

Kailer Yamamoto scored a pair of goals – giving him 10 on the season – and the Spokane Chiefs breezed to a 6-2 victory over the Saskatoon Blades in Western …