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Winterhawks win Game 1

Ty Rattie had a natural hat trick in the third period and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice in the second period Friday night as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the Spokane Chiefs 7-2 to open the WHL Western Conference best-of-seven semifinals at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The teams...

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Shock roll to third consecutive win

At first glance, Spokane's 2013 AFL schedule looked daunting at the outset with three straight road games, but the Shock rolled to a three straight wins, the latest a 66-43 rout over Iowa on Friday. Erik Meyer passed for 330 yards and nine touchdowns, three...

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Portland takes 4-2 lead after two

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice in the second period to lift the Portland Winterhawks to a 4-2 lead over the Spokane Chiefs after 40 minutes at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Todd Fiddler scored a shorthanded goal during the period for the Chiefs. Portland has a 29-25 edge...

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Chiefs, Winterhawks tied after one period

Mike Aviani's goal on a 4-on-4 play midway through the first period Friday allowed the Spokane Chiefs to tie the Portland Winterhawks at 1 after 20 minutes of their WHL Western Conference semifinal opener at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Aviani's goal was his fourth of the...

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Chiefs, Winterhawks set for second round

The Spokane Chiefs face a tall task in the second round of the Western Hockey League Western Conference playoffs. The Chiefs begin the best-of-seven conference semifinals tonight at Portland's Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Portland had the best record in the WHL and was 7-2 against the...

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Time to move on 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It seemed inevitable, even with all the inevitable denials. But after word surfaced earlier this week Pac-12 coordinator of officiating Ed Rush had offered a reward for a technical on Arizona's Sean Miller – joking or not – during the conference...

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