While Spokane has been in love with the stars of ice skating who have been in town for the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, many hockey fans are longing for the return of the home team to the ice for a much less delicate winter sport. The Spokane Chiefs return to Spokane on January 29th for their first home game since January 9th, when they beat the Tri-City Americans 2-1. You can get your tickets for Spokane Chiefs hockey at TicketsWest, and if you are travelling and need a room, you can book a luxurious suite at the Stratford Suites Spokane area hotel at www.StratfordSuites.com.
Prior to a four-game stint on the road starting Saturday night (January 23) in Kennewick when they will take on the Tri-City Americans, the Chiefs spent a week practicing at Eastern Washington University’s Rec Center rink because the U.S. Figure Skating Championships took over their Spokane Arena home. Chiefs Head Coach Hardy Sauter said the team worked around the figure skating as well as they could, and he felt the week off was beneficial: “Guys that were hurt are now healed, we’ve put in a little bit of work, and mentally I think our guys are sick of practice and are now looking forward to a game.”
One player to watch right now is Dominick Uher (LW, #26), who has recently turned his game around with two goals and seven points in a five-game scoring streak since January 9th. In the twenty-two games prior, Uher had just one goal and four points. January 15th was his first career multi-point game with two assists in a win at Lethbridge. Uher is from the Czech Republic and was acquired by the Chiefs in the 2009 Import Draft. Coach Sauter said “Before Christmas, he was a new kid in a new country on a new team and was probably a little overwhelmed. Since he came back he has a new confidence and a sense of belonging. The numbers are a reflection of that.”
Stratford Suites extended stay hotel is the perfect place to stay when you are enjoying hockey and other exciting winter events in downtown Spokane. After cheering on the Spokane Chiefs live at the Spokane Arena, relax on our all-leather furniture and check in on the national sports scene on a 50” hi-def. television.