Chiefs postpone games due to food poisoning, 11 players out - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

Chiefs postpone games due to food poisoning, 11 players out

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Western Hockey League announced today that due to a serious bout of illness with Chiefs' players, Spokane's next two games, Saturday at Tri-City and Monday at home versus the Kelowna Rockets, have been postponed. 

"It is difficult to be 100% sure, but all symptoms indicate that is highly likely that this represents a case of food poisoning with our players," Spokane Chiefs Team Physician Dr. P.Z. Pearce said.

"Obviously the health and well being of our players is the number one factor in these situations," Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz said.  "Unfortunately with this illness we are unable to ice a team for tonight and tomorrow.  We appreciate the cooperation of the Tri-City Americans and Kelowna Rockets."

Saturday's game will be played on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 in Kennewick and can be seen live on Comcast channel 78 locally.  Sunday's game in the Spokane Arena between the Chiefs and Kelowna Rockets has been postponed until Monday, March 16TH at 7:00.  Tickets for Sunday's game will be honored on Monday night as well as any Chiefs playoff games.  Spokane is scheduled to open the post season on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st.