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Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s icy reception in Portland will mean another trip later

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old joke about the weather? Everybody talks talks about it, but no one does anything? It’s funny because it’s true. Well, no, …


Chiefs lose to Kootenay after nine-round shootout

Sometimes defeating a team by three goals can lead to complacency.


Grip on Sports: Two TVs are a must at times on this crowded Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There aren’t enough hours in some Saturdays to get finished what we all want to accomplish. That is, if the to-do list includes anything other …


Kailer Yamamoto and Hudson Elynuik both score twice in Spokane Chiefs win over Kootenay

Kailer Yamamoto scored twice – his team-leading 24th and 25th of the season – Hudson Elynuik had two goals and two assists, and the Spokane Chiefs handled the Kootenay Ice …


Grip on Sports: Don’t get caught up with the ‘ya, but’ folks of the world

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard for sports fans to live in the moment. If you’re team is good or bad, the last game is never, seemingly, as important …


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 …