Fundraiser planned for
three local athletes headed
to USATF Junior Olympics
TACOMA, Wash. — A fundraiser car wash is planned for Saturday at Northern States Wholesale Inc., 211 W. Kathleen Ave. (across from Home Depot), for three local athletes who qualified for the USATF Junior Olympics July 22-28 in Sacramento, Calif.
Nate Burch, a recent graduate of Coeur d’Alene High; Jacob Schnatter, a rising senior at Lake City High; and Angelyca Chapman, a rising junior at Lake City, qualified last weekend at the Region 13 championships at Mt. Tahoma High.
Burch, Schnatter and Chapman are all members of the Spokane Speed Academy track club.
To make a donation, or for more information: Cecil Jackson, Spokane Speed Academy coach, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hatley advances to match play at PNGA Men’s Amateur
Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake tied for 29th in stroke play qualifying and advanced to the match play portion of the PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship in western Washington.
Hatley shot 71 on Monday at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash., then shot 76 on Tuesday at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
RJ Manke of Lakewood, Wash., shot 12 under 132 for medalist honors.
All match play matches are scheduled for the Tacoma Country and Golf Club.
Hatley, the 36th seed, faces 29th seed Brody Marconi of Portland in the Round of 64 today.
The Round of 64 will be held today, followed by the Rounds of 32 and 16 on Thursday, and quarterfinals and semifinals on Friday, with the championship match on Saturday. Each match will be contested over 18 holes, with the exception of the final match, which will be played over 36 holes.
Pickleball tournament in
Coeur d’Alene starts Friday
COEUR d’ALENE — The Coeur d’Alene Classic pickleball tournament is scheduled to begin Friday and run through Sunday at Cherry Hill Park.
Play in men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles at various ability levels is scheduled.
More than 400 have registered.
Viveiros, former executive
in WHL, hired
as Chiefs’ head coach
SPOKANE — The Spokane Chiefs announced on Tuesday that they have hired Manny Viveiros to be the 13th full-time head coach in the organization’s history.
Viveiros was previously an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers (NHL) as well as head coach and director of player personnel of the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos, winning a WHL Championship in 2018. He will be officially introduced at a public press conference at Spokane Arena this afternoon.
Viveiros, 53, boasts 12 years of coaching experience in North America and overseas. Most recently, he was an assistant for the Oilers during the 2018-19 season.
Prior to his time in Edmonton, he served as head coach and director of player personnel in Swift Current for two seasons (2016-18), leading the Eastern Conference squad to a combined 87-40-9-8 regular season record. The Broncos won 48 games for 103 points during the 2017-18 campaign before their thrilling championship run, defeating the Everett Silvertips in the finals to secure the Ed Chynoweth Cup. He was named the WHL’s 2017-18 Coach of the Year.
Viveiros began his career behind the bench with Klagenfurter AC of the Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) in 2007, remaining with the club as head coach (2007-12) then sports manager (2012-14) until 2014. Under his leadership, Klagenfurter won the EBEL championship in 2009 and 2013.
He was also head coach of Team Austria at multiple international tournaments, including the Men’s World Championship (2012, 2013, 2014) and 2014 Winter Olympic Games. He coached two former Chiefs – forward Michael Grabner and defenseman Stefan Ulmer — with Team Austria.
As a player, the St. Albert, Alberta, native was selected in the sixth round of the 1984 NHL draft by Edmonton after a dominant junior career with the Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) from 1982-86. The dynamic defenseman scored 321 points (60G-261A) in 251 career regular season games, adding 42 points (6G-36A) in 35 playoff games. With his help, the Raiders won the WHL Championship and Memorial Cup in 1985. He also competed for Team Canada at the 1986 World Junior Championship, earning silver.
Viveiros’ name is stamped all over the Raider record books, including most assists (93) and points (109) by a defenseman in a single season (1983-84), as well as most career goals, assists and points by a defenseman in franchise history.
His professional playing career began with the Minnesota North Stars as he competed in 29 NHL games from 1985-87. He added a strong AHL and IHL stint, scoring 38 goals and 141 assists for 179 points in 249 combined games from 1986-1991. He ventured overseas for the remainder of his playing career, playing in the EBEL and German DEL from 1991-2007, competing for the Austrians at the 2005 IIHF World Championship.