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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013

Chiefs on brink of elimination

The Spokane Chiefs played well at home Tuesday night, but not well enough to stop the Portland Winterhawks from taking a 3-0 advantage in their WHL conference semifinal. Portland won 3-1 -- the third goal was an empty-netter with 15 seconds left -- to force...

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Portland takes 3-0 series lead

Nic Petan had one goal and one assist and Mac Carruth stopped 25 shots Tuesday night as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the Spokane Chiefs 3-1 to take a 3-0 series lead in their best-of-seven WHL conference semifinal. Story to come

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Chiefs end long scoreless drought

Blake Gal's goal 4 seconds into a power play Tuesday night allowed the Spokane Chiefs to cut Portland's lead to 2-1 after two periods of Game 3 of the WHL Western Conference semifnals at the Arena. Gal's goal at 16:24 snapped a Chiefs scoreless streak...

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Portland seizes 1-0 lead after one period

Ty Rattie's 10th goal of the postseason, with 47 seconds left in the first period, gave the Portland Winterhawks a 1-0 lead over the Spokane Chiefs after one period of Game 3 of the WHL Western Conference semifinals at the Arena on Tuesday. Portland outshot...

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Chiefs finally return to the Arena

The way the Western Hockey League Western Conference playoffs worked out, the Spokane Chiefs ended up on the road for five consecutive postseason games. The Chiefs, who haven't played at the Arena since March 23, are back home tonight for a game that's crucial if...

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Chiefs' top players must shine in Game 3

The Spokane Chiefs didn't fare well in Portland during the first two games of the Western Hockey League Western Conference semifinal. Now the Chiefs have a chance to make it a competitive series while playing Games 3 and 4 at home Tuesday and Wednesday nights....

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MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013


SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013

No one played Superman yesterday 

A GRIP ON SPORTS As I settled down last evening, I realized something. Every team I was hoping would win yesterday had lost. Not just some of them. All of them. A perfect Saturday, in a Mr. Mxyzptlk sort of way. Read on.

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Halfway through spring, we have links 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Only 13 days until WSU's spring game, and only 16 days until spring practice is officially over. There are seven more sessions in that time. There have been eight sessions so far. Let's celebrate the past-halfway point with some links, shall...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013

Chiefs come home in 0-2 hole

The Spokane Chiefs were outscored 10-2 in the first two games of their WHL conference semifinal at Portland. Saturday night's 3-0 setback at the Rose Garden had some hopeful signs, but the Chiefs know they must win Game 3 Tuesday in Spokane to give themselves...

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Winterhawks take 2-0 series lead

Mac Carruth stopped 27 shots for his 39th career playoff win Saturday night as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the Spokane Chiefs 3-0 at the Rose Garden to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Hockey League Western Conference semifinal. The series will shift to...

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Portland leads Chiefs 2-0 heading into third

The Portland Winterhawks extended their lead over the Spokane Chiefs to 2-0 on Nicolas Petan's rebound goal 1:05 into the second period of their WHL Western Conference semifinal at the Rose Garden on Saturday. Portland outshot the Chiefs 13-7 in the period. The Winterhawks are...

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Crutches join Cougs on Day 8

(Apologies for the poor sound quality on the Marks video. The wind was killer. But you can hear at least a couple of his answers.) COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Well, we lied. There was no scrimmage today, for reasons Mike Leach discussed afterward. There is...

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Chiefs aim for split in Portland

The Spokane Chiefs played dead-even with the Portland Winterhawks for 35 minutes during Friday night's opener of the Western Hockey League Western Conference semifinals in the Rose City. The game slipped away from the Chiefs in the final 25 minutes, done in by too many...

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A Hall of Fame Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS It is the weekend. And what a weekend it will be. If sports are your thing – and, if you are reading this, I'm guessing it is – then in front of the TV is the place for you, at least...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013

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