Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012

The Spokane Chiefs are happy to see defenseman Brenden Kichton back in camp. (Colin Mulvany)

Notes from first day of Chiefs camp

After three scrimmages between a total of 63 players on fresh Arena ice, the first day of training camp is in the books for the Spokane Chiefs. There are 17 veterans playing (and two others who are healing from minor injuries - more on that…

Continue reading this post »

Cougars get some players back

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It was a bit of a hectic afternoon for yours truly. A meeting with athletic director Bill Moos took my attention away from practice for 15 minutes or so, but we do have some notes from the rest of it. Read…

Continue reading this post »

Take the time to relax today 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It is about time. About time for a breather. After all the news this week, from the Seahawks' quarterback battle to the Mariners' winning streak, it's time for a day without too much news. And today's the day. Read on.

Continue reading this post »

EWU - one week to go

When the Eastern players close practice, the chant is always the same: "8/30" That's the date of the season opener at Idaho, now just a week away. But this is 8/23 (happy birthday to my wife and son!), so everyone is still getting ready for…

Continue reading this post »

No sleep 'til Provo 12 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- That's right. In just a week's time, the Washington State football team will wake up in a hotel in Utah, board a bus to LaVell Edwards Stadium and play its first football game of the 2012 season. But there is work…

Continue reading this post »

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.

Looking for a Grip on Sports?

Vince Grippi's daily take on all things regional sports has been moved to our main sports section online. You can find a collection of these columns here.