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Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

 

Registration for the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is now live!

 

Entry forms for Spokane Hoopfest 2015 are available online at register.spokanehoopfest.net. Hard-copy entry forms are also available at any Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs or Yokes Fresh Market northwest locations. 

 

This year Hoopfest will celebrate its 26th year as a Spokane institution. Every year the tournament brings approximately 28,000 players and 225,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Spokane.

 

Registration to the tournament is guaranteed to teams that register prior to May 11th. Forms and entries to those who register late are only granted based on space availability with an additional $20 late fee through May 25th. Nonetheless, Hoopfest organizers recommend playing it safe by registering early.

 

Chief's goalie nominated for CHL Goalie of the Week

Chief's goalie nominated for CHL Goalie of the Week

 

The Western Hockey League announced today that Spokane Chiefs goaltender Garret Hughson has been nominated for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award as the league’s most outstanding goalie for the week ending March 1, 2015.

 

Hughson, a 19-year-old from Foremost, Alberta, registered a 0.67 goals against average and .973 save percentage, including a shutout, in three wins last week.

 

Hughson made 22 saves on 23 shots faced on Wednesday, February 23rd, in a 3-1 win over U.S. Division-leading Everett.

 

He then turned aside all 28 shots faced in a 4-0 shutout win on the road over the rival Tri-City Americans on Friday, February 27th. The shutout, Hughson’s first of the season and third of his career, earned him First Star honors.

 

Chase Lambin rounds out Spokane's field staff

Chase Lambin rounds out Spokane's field staff

The Texas Rangers have announced the final piece of the 2015 Spokane Indians field staff. Chase Lambin will be joining Tim Hulett’s staff as an assistant coach. Lambin is well-known within Minor League Baseball, sporting a 13-year career within six different major league organizations and Independent League stints.

 

Lambin was originally drafted in the 34th round by the New York Mets of the 2002 MLB Player Draft. He hit .265 in his career, hitting 399 extra base hits and knocking in 557 RBI. He played the majority of his career on the left side of the infield at third base and shortstop.

 

Lambin will roam the base paths with Hulett – Spokane’s manager of 9 years –as first base coach. The rest of Spokane’s staff includes returnees Rick Down (hitting coach), Jose Jaimes (pitching coach) and Ed Yong (Strength & Conditioning). Dustin Vissering (Trainer) joins Lambin as a Spokane newcomer.

61st Annual Boat Show arrives in Spokane Feb. 4

61st Annual Boat Show arrives in Spokane Feb. 4

The Spokane Interstate Fair and Expo Center will host the 61st Annual Spokane Boat Show for five days from Wednesday, February 4th, through Sunday, February 8th.

This year's show these is "Only in a Boat", and will consist of nearly 180,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 50 major vendors will be in attendance, representing new model boats and accessories from around the nation.

"Visitors to the 61st annual Spokane National Boat Show will see all the new makes. There are mega sized cruisers, speedy sport runabouts, pontoon party boats, fishing boats, and personal watercraft," Scott Thompson, the event's general manager said. "They will find major dealers representing docks, boat accessories, ski and fishing gear."

The Spokane Yacht Club is sponsoring the event, and said the boat show is a great time to by because deals offer significant "Boat Show Only" discounts during the event. 

This year, tickets will cost $10 for adults, $5 for youth 12-17, and kids under 12 are free.

Local baseball fans gather to meet the Mariners

Local baseball fans gather to meet the Mariners

The Seattle Mariners Caravan rolled into Spokane on Tuesday for their two day tour of the Inland Northwest.

 

On Tuesday night, the caravan stopped by the Comcast Xfinity store at 4423 Division Street for a free public autograph session.