The Spokane Chiefs will open their Western Hockey League season in the Arena on Sept. 27, with the first of 12 meetings with the Tri-City Americans.
The Chiefs and Ams met 16 times last year, when the WHL abandoned its interlocking schedule.
The league has returned to the format that assures every club in the league will see each other at least once, home and away.
Spokane closes the regular season with a weekend series with the Americans. Spokane is at Tri-City on March 13 and at home on March 14 with the Ams.
The complete schedule, still tentative, has not been released.
The Chiefs will play as host team in the Memorial Cup tournament, major junior hockey’s championship event, from May 9-17.
Shadow tickets on sale
Tickets for the Spokane Shadow final home game of the soccer season are on sale.
The Shadow play the San Gabriel Valley Highlanders Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Albi Stadium in the USISL West Region Conference match. The winner advances to the national tournament the following weekend, Aug. 9-10, in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors and are available from G&B; Select-A-Seat.
Group tickets are also available. For information, contact the Shadow at 326-GOAL. Group tickets are $5.
There is a change for the radio broadcast, which will be moved to KKPL 630 AM, because of a scheduling conflict on the Shadow’s regular station. The pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m.
Ritzville girls coach resigns
John Foulkes, the Ritzville girls basketball coach who guided the Broncos to the State B championship this year, has resigned to accept a job at Napavine High School.
Foulkes, 28, coached at Ritzville for three seasons but did not have a full-time teaching job. At Napavine, in southwest Washington, he will coach as well as teach.
The Broncos beat Wilbur-Creston in the State B title game 33-26 and finished the season at 26-4.
Christenson finishes fourth
Golfer David Christenson of Indian Canyon finished fourth with a two-day total of 69-73-142 at the ZEVO Pacific Northwest Section Assistants Championship at Port Orchard, Wash. Christenson took home $850.
Scott Shagool of Manito Golf and Country Club tied for 35th (74-81-155) and won $150.
Tournament winner Todd Erwin of Southcenter Golf matched his first-day score of 67 for a 134 total and earned $1,500. Erwin will represent the section in the PGA National Assistants Championship in November.
Washington Connie Mack rallies
Erik Eigenhuis, a 1997 Central Valley graduate, held Colorado scoreless for the final three innings, allowing his Washington Bankers team to score a 7-6 come-from-behind win in a Western Regional Connie Mack Tournament game at San Rafael, Calif.
Washington was trailing 6-0 before scoring two runs in the fifth and five runs in the sixth inning.
Washington (1-0) will play Northern California (1-0) at 9:30 a.m. today.
Youngsters clinic full
The Seafirst Jammin’ Baseball Camp on Thursday at Seafirst Stadium is full.
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