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FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015



Nothing better than a great rivalry 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If there is one thing Kim loves, it is a good rivalry. Dodgers/Giants. Nicklaus/Palmer. Chevy/Ford. Yep, anytime two entities were pitted together as she was growing up, she got a lot more interested. It hasn't changed. There is a rivalry this...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

What a comeback

A GRIP ON SPORTS Down a goal with a little more than a minute left and staring at an anything-can-happen Game 7, the Chicago Blackhawks scored twice to win the Stanley Cup on Monday night in a pretty darn riveting performance. It was a victory...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2011


Spokane Chiefs  goaltender James Reid falters as Chilliwack's Kevin Sunher ties up the score 3-3 in the third period of their WHL first round playoff  match, Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in the Spokane Arena. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Chiefs vs. Chilliwack

Kevin Sundher scored the last two goals of the game, the second 3:20 into overtime, to rally the Chilliwack Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs at the Spokane Arena on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010

Chiefs draft forward from Czech Republic

The Spokane Chiefs selected Marek Kalus of Czech Republic in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound forward turns 17 on July 22. The Chiefs had the 49th draft pick. Kalus joins 18-year-old forward Dominik Uher, also from the Czech Republic, as one...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2009

Johnson makes Team USA

Spokane Chiefs forward Tyler Johnson made the USA Hockey 22-player roster the 2010 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2009-Jan. 5, 2010, in Saskatoon and Regina, Sask. Click here for the press release.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 2009

Feisty Chiefs beat Ice

The Spokane Chiefs haven’t tried doing things the easy way very often this year. This time, however, it didn’t cost them. Spokane gave up the game’s first goal for the seventh time in nine games Saturday night, but the Chiefs responded with three consecutive goals...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 16, 2009


Chiefs pick up Beach

The Spokane Chiefs have acquired forward Kyle Beach from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for defensemen Mike Reddington and Landon Oslanski. Beach was the Chicago Blackhawks first round draft selection, 11th overall, in 2008.

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