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Oct. 30, 2012, midnight
Derek Ryan – on a clock that runs nine hours ahead of Spokane – is technically living in the future. But he thinks about the past – his hometown and all that happened to and for him here – on a daily basis. The Shadle Park graduate was the original Tyler Johnson, if you will. A home-grown hockey player who Spokane Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz made sure was staying home while he played out his Western Hockey League career.

Oct. 29, 2012, 10:03 p.m.
Derek Ryan – on a clock that runs nine hours ahead of Spokane – is technically living in the future. But he thinks about the past – his hometown and all that happened to and for him here – on a daily basis. The Shadle Park graduate was the original Tyler Johnson, if you will. A home-grown hockey player who Spokane Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz made sure was staying home while he played out his Western Hockey League career. A home-grown hockey player who gave fans even more of a reason to back the team in the years it struggled. “The opportunity to play in Spokane is something I wouldn’t trade for the world,” Ryan said via telephone from his current home in Austria, where the 25-year-old is playing professional hockey.

Oct. 27, 2012, midnight
They won’t win a state title this year. They won’t even play for one. But sometimes, pride is more than enough – and on a cold and wet Friday night, in front of a home crowd at Central Valley and a televised audience, even the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups couldn’t rain on the Bears’ parade.

Oct. 26, 2012, 11:48 p.m.
They won’t win a state title this year. They won’t even play for one.