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TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2010

Same ol' story for Chiefs

First, congratuations to Chiefs Tyler Johnson and Jared Cowen for their medals at the World Junior Tournament. Johnson and Team USA ended Canada's five-year gold streak with a wild 6-5 win in the championship game Tuesday night in Saskatoon."It feels pretty good," said Johnson, who...

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MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2010

Another tough one for Chiefs

Can anyone figure out the Spokane Chiefs?Playing short-handed, they run their Western Hockey League losing streak to five games, including a New Year's Eve loss at Tri-City, before beating Vancover (with this nice blog item) and Seattle back-to-back on the road with backup Michael Tadjedeh...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2009

Struggling Chiefs lose again

The Spokane Chiefs lost to Portland again, 4-3, in a game delayed several hours by the snowstorm that hit Portland. According to the Winterhawks blog, there was some game-end incidents that could cost Kyle Beach a game, which would be Thursday night in Tri-City. Just...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2009

Portland rallies past Chiefs

Same ol' story at the Arena Sunday night - for the fourth (and final time) in four visits, Portland comes away with the win, rallying with three third-period goals to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 5-4.The win came despite an amazing performance from Spokane goalie James...

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Holidays over for Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs return from Christas break tonight and we welcome them back with a feature on goalie James Reid. The Chiefs face Portland in less than an hour are already behind 3-1 - three Spokane players absent playing in the World Juniors to just...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2009

Johnson makes Team USA

Spokane Chiefs forward Tyler Johnson made the USA Hockey 22-player roster the 2010 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2009-Jan. 5, 2010, in Saskatoon and Regina, Sask. Click here for the press release.

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MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2009

Chiefs' Johnson makes first cut

Picked up from Gregg Drinnan's blog. F Luke Walker of the Portland Winterhawks and F Tyler Johnson of the Spokane Chiefs are two of 14 forwards still with the U.S. national junior team after six players were dropped from the selection camp roster Sunday. (They...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2009

Chiefs drop another close one

The short-handed Spokane Chiefs head into the Christmas break after losing to the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in overtime, their third straight one goal loss at home.The Chiefs return to action Dec. 27 (Sunday) with a 6 p.m. game against Portland.Before getting to the unedited game...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2009

Portland trips Chiefs

The Portland Winterhawks seem to have the Spokane Chiefs' fans' number.For the third time in as many tries, Portland won at the Arena, taking a 3-2 decision at the Arena Wednesday night. In five games between the teams, the visitor has won every one.This game...

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Cowen excited

A couple of hockey notes:From Cory Wolfe of the Star-Phoenix, Jared Cowen's reaction to making Team Canada: The first call Cowen made was to his mom, Cara, in Saskatoon. “She was relieved,” Cowen said with a grin. “She’ll get to see her son a little...

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Decision day for Cowen

Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen finds out this morning if he makes Canada's team for the World Junior Tournament. Check back later, but read below for a story about the Tuesday night exhibition, which includes a comment from Cowen.Meanwhile, the Chiefs defeated Seattle last night...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2009

Swift Current stymies Chiefs

Swift Current - and the charieties that will share more than 4,500 stuff toys - came up big at the Arena Saturday night as the Broncos defeated the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 on Teddy Bear Toss night.Read below for my unedited game story.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2009

WHL trade talk 

Trade action has picked up around the Western Hockey League but the Spokane Chiefs, who play at Chilliwack tonight and are home against Swift Current on Saturday (Teddy Bear Toss), have been quiet.There has been another trade - Vancouver picking up a fourth goalie -...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2009

Big trade in WHL

A four-player, three draft pick trade came down in the Western Hockey League Wednesday between Lethbridge and Regina. For details, and a nice tip of the hat to the Seattle Thunderbirds for raising money for the Lakewood Police Guild, check out Gregg Drinnan's blog. That's...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 2009


Chiefs face PG

The Spokane Chiefs face Prince George tonight at the Arena and it is the last chance to see standout defenseman Jared Cowen this year.Hope that didn't make any hearts flutter. Notice it said this year, not this season. Cowen heads for Canada's World Junior tryout...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2009

Chiefs top Seattle

It was a bit of a struggle but the Spokane Chiefs scored two late goals to beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 at the Arena Friday night.Keep reading for the unedited game story.

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MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2009

Chiefs hot in November

Hockey central is back. I'd say it was after a much-needed vacation but the boss might question that with all that was going on over the Thanksgiving weekend. Still, it had to be done for peace at home (not to be confused with peace on...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2009

Cowen, Koper off to Victoria

Defenseman Jared Cowen and forward Levko Koper will miss the Spokane Chiefs' game at Everett Wednesday night because they'll be in Victoria playing for the Western Hockey League team that faces a Russian team in the 2009 Super Series.

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THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2009

Chiefs gametime changed, players recognized

The Spokane Chiefs game at Calgary on Sunday has been moved to a 5:00 PST start.Chiefs captain Jared Cowen has been an Assistant Captain for Team WHL when they play Team Russia on Wednesday, Nov. 25th in Victoria, BC during the 2009 SUBWAY® Super Series....

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TUESDAY, NOV. 17, 2009

Chiefs reassign Conrad

The Spokane Chiefs have reassigned forward David Conrad to the Winnipeg Saints of the MJHL. Conrad has played 63 games in two seasons, including eight this year. He has scored one goal and three points this season and four goals and 10 points in his...

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MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009


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