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A GRIP ON SPORTS • For years, winter hit without a warning. Then HBO turned a cult novel into a phenomenon and the season lost its anonymity. Yes, winter is coming, and with it comes a bunch of new questions for the local sports community.
The Western Hockey League plans to open its season on Jan. 8, and unlike previous dates announced during the prolonged offseason, this one has been presented as definitive.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems like a lifetime ago, but it really wasn’t. Last night’s World Series opener kindled memories here of the same event just three years ago. Before noisy trash cans. Before COVID-19. Just plain before.
Bryan Maxwell became Spokane Chiefs head coach before the 1989-90 season, and one of his coaching tenets was very simple.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are supposed to see showers off and on in the Spokane area today. Rain actually. I, for one, welcome it. The cars are getting really dirty. In honor of the intermittent showers, we decided to let the news pour out in the same way.
Tyler Johnson’s eight-year tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning has apparently ended on a high note.
Sheryl Stone winced when she gazed at the capacity crowd cramming the Knitting Factory for a sold-out Alter Bridge show in late February. "I looked at this sea of people in the audience, and I just knew that these people were super-spreaders," Stone said.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is this the last, best day of 2020? If you’re talking weather in the Spokane area, then yes. If you’re talking about sports, then no. Not by a long shot.
Former Spokane Chief Bear Hughes was picked in the 5th round of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. Rob Jesselson sits down with Hughes to discuss his journey and how it brought him to this exciting moment.
Jack Finley and Bear Hughes both got to celebrate the same experience on Wednesday when they were selected in the 2020 NHL draft.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Well, that streak lasted one day. Today we have to write about things we don’t like writing about, though it’s not sports related. And, of course, some sports. A championship, actually. In the Northwest. That’s fun.
Just as the Spokane Chiefs were completing the franchise’s first Western Hockey League championship and the run to its first of two Memorial Cup victories, the San Jose Sharks were completing their preparations for their first NHL draft, as an expansion team.
Jack Finley spent a lot of time talking with NHL scouts during the spring.
The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and other top military leaders are under quarantine after a senior Coast Guard official tested positive for the coronavirus, two U.S. officials said.
The 2020 NHL Draft is well on its way and Spokane Chief Jack Finley has been anxiously waiting to hear his name get called. Rob Jesselson sits down with Finley to discuss his journey to this exciting week.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Monday morning. That means we are contractually obligated – not really but it sounds plausible – to look back at the Seahawks’ game from some 24 hours ago. For the fourth consecutive time to begin a season, we get to examine a victory.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it Wednesday again already? The bad thing is, we seemed to have lost a couple days somehow. The good thing is, we are that much closer to the weekend and its NFL games. Well, everywhere but Tennessee.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One championship has been decided. Another final series starts this week. And one other sport begins its playoff march. Who knew the end of September could be so exciting?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s an NFL Sunday, so let’s get right at it. There is a lot to cover.
The air temperature outside the Spokane Chiefs’ idling team bus was about minus 4 when Trevor Kidd first made his way onto it in Brandon, Manitoba.