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Hauter will become Chiefs head coach

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs will announce Friday that Hardy Sauter will be the new head coach, as Bill Peters moves on to the pros with the Chicago Blackhawks.

36-year old Sauter of Sasketchewan joined the Chief's organization as the assistant coach in 2007 and was assistant coach for the team as they won the WHL's Ed Chynoweth and Memorial Cups in 2008.

According to hockeydb.com, Sauter played professional ice hockey from 1989-2005, spending his last nine seasons with the Oklahoma City Blazers.

Sauter won the CHL's Defenseman of the Year Award in both the 96' and 97 seasons.

The Spokane Chiefs will hold a 1:00 p.m. press conference on Friday, August 8th, to make the announcement.

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