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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


Chiefs move up to eighth in WHL poll


Spokane has been hot. And that hot streak has resulted in the Chiefs burning their way up the Western Hockey League rankings to eighth, as
listed here on Jeff Bunch's blog.


The big game in the WHL tonight is in Everett, where the second-ranked Silvertips host third-ranked Tri-Cities for the U.S. Division lead. There is more to the game, however, as everyone who comes to the Everett Events Center in full hockey gear gets in free.

It's a light-hearted satire of a preseason incident in which Everett coach Kevin Constantine made his team ride home from Tri-City in full hockey gear. Constantine was suspended and fined due to the incident. The promotion, meanwhile, has been criticized in Canada, where all things hockey are never blown out of proportion.

UPDATE:Everett has its weekly WHL notebook, which focus on overage players being cut last week.

After Medicine Hat makes a stop in Spokane on Wednesday night, it continues down to Portland for a Friday night game.

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