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Chiefs need to answer questions at camp

Yes, the weather forecast calls for temperatures near 90 degrees, but there's ice at the Arena in preparation for the Spokane Chiefs' four-day fall camp. The practice sessions and scrimmages will feature around 70 players on three teams, starting Thursday and continuing Friday and Saturday. The roster will be trimmed to a little more than 40 for Sunday's Red-White game. Read story

General manager Tim Speltz said he enters each camp with an open mind.

"I don’t like to go in with too many preconceived ideas," Speltz said. "More important, you like to evaluate where you’re at, where your guys are at and what you need. Guys can take great steps over the summer. We had some guys who were very young players last year. We expect them to take some great steps."

Speltz also doesn't believe in rash judgments after the four-day camp.

"I don’t think we want to overreact with situations, where we acquire a player and now we have too many, or maybe we acquire in an area where we actually need someone in another area," he said.

The Chiefs begin their regular season Sept. 21 at Tri-City. Spokane's home opener is Sept. 28, also against Tri-City.

Chris Derrick
Chris Derrick joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. He currently is a copy editor for the Sports Desk.

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