The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Sports talk from The Spokesman-Review, featuring Larry Weir.
For the past 32 years, the Spokane Chiefs have had two general managers. It's a testament to the family atmosphere and stability the organization tries to cultivate.
The Spokane Chiefs were playing desperate hockey for about two months as they crawled their way to the playoffs.
The Spokane Chiefs climbed out of a hole to get into the playoffs. Now they need to climb out of an even bigger hole to survive in the playoffs.
Spokane Chiefs forward and team captain Bear Hughes and defenseman Graham Sward collected special honors last week when the Western Hockey League named U.S. Division award winners.
When the Spokane Chiefs and Kamloops Blazers worked out a mid-season trade in January, Luke Toporowski got just what he’d hoped for: a better chance to win a Western Hockey League championship.
If the 3-3-1 playoff format doesn’t sit well with Spokane Chiefs’ fans, they can blame Paul McCartney.
Outside the Hughes house on the northern end of Post Falls, wind howls across the family’s 50 acres on a cloudy Monday afternoon.
With three games left in the regular season, the Spokane Chiefs are in a tight race for the last remaining playoff spots in the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference. Just two points separate the sixth- and ninth-place teams.