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THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2009

Kyle Beach (Courtesy of Spokane Shock)

Chiefs swing for the fence

Not that the Spokane Chiefs' home opener needs any hype, not with Western Hockey League rival Tri-City as the opposition, but the game certainly has an interesting sub-plot.The Chiefs traded two defensemen for the player it seems every one loves to hate, Lethbridge forward Kyle...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2009

In this March 2008 file photo, Everett's Kyle Beach, left, sends Spokane's Jared Spurgeon sprawling after delivering a hit. The Spokane Chiefs have acquired forward Kyle Beach from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for defensemen Mike Reddington and Landon Oslanski. (File / The (Everett) Herald)

Chiefs trade D for O 

The Spokane Chiefs have traded two defensemen for offense.Below is our unedited story, which leads off the notebook that will appear in tomorrow's newspaper and then there are some addition comments on the trade. We posted the initial news earlier, which also includes a history...

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Chiefs pick up Beach

The Spokane Chiefs have acquired forward Kyle Beach from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for defensemen Mike Reddington and Landon Oslanski. Beach was the Chicago Blackhawks first round draft selection, 11th overall, in 2008.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2009

Cowen coming back

After the Ottawa Senators beat Tampa Bay 3-1 in a NHL exhibition game in Regina Monday night, the Sens announced they were returning their first-round draft pick - ninth overall - Jared Cowen back to his junior team, which is the Spokane Chiefs. Cowen should...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2009

Chiefs weekend roundup

The Spokane Chiefs split a pair of games in Prince George over the weekend - which prompted Gregg Drinnan to ask: Is it a split when the Chiefs picked up three points to the Cougars two?Spokane won the season-opener Friday 6-3 (the Prince George Citizen...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, 2009

Cowen plays - and much more

Jared Cowen, the Spokane Chiefs' star defensemen and first-round NHL draft pick of Ottawa, gets his first taste of the big time tonight in the Senators' exhibition game with Montreal. It is rumored according to The Ottawa Citizen he could be back in Spokane for...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2009

Chiefs ready for opener

The Spokane Chiefs opened the 2009-10 Western Hockey League season - their 25th - Friday night in Prince George. Below is the unedited copy of the story that will appear in Friday's paper.

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WHL west, team-by-team

The Western Hockey League Western Conference capsules, from Cory Flett at the WHL office. Later today we'll have our Spokane Chiefs' preview that will run in Friday's paper. The Chiefs open at Prince George on Friday. After two games on the road, the Chiefs return...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2009

Puck about to drop

The Western Hockey League season starts Thursday - Friday for the Chiefs with a two-game set in Prince George.We'll be sitting down with the Chiefs later today to discuss their chances for a story in Friday's paper. Resources don't allow for a complete rundown of...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2009

Interesting hockey note

I picked up an interesting note, via WHL guru Greg Drinnan, from the Western Hockey League. It fits right in with what Spokane Chiefs coach Hardy Sauter said when the team didn't reassign any players between the three exhibition games in Everett last weekend and...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2009

Chiefs making progress

The Spokane Chies had a great weekend.That may be news to some since the Chiefs opened their Western Hockey League preseason schedule with a 3-2 loss to Portland and 4-3 loss to Tri-City before blanking Seattle 3-0 in the Everett Tournament on Sunday.However, coach Hardy...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2009

Chiefs release exhibition roster

The Spokane Chiefs announced their roster for the preseason, which gets underway this weekend with three exhibition games in Everett against three of the Western Hockey League rivals. That starts Friday against Portland. They play Tri-City on Saturday and Everett on Sunday. All games begin...

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Cowen back on ice

There is some good news for Spokane Chiefs fans but they'll have to be patient - star defenseman Jared Cowen is back on the ice. Of course Cowan, the 18-year old defenseman, is in Ottawa, as the Senators keep tab on their first-round draft pick,...

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MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2009

Chiefs scrimmage leftovers

Head coach Hardy Sauter wasn't the only one pleased with the way the Spokane Chiefs Red-White scrimmage played out Sunday afternoon at the Arena.Veteran players, goalie James Reid, forward Mitch Wahl and forward Tyler Johnson liked what they as training camp ended. Now they're eager...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 30, 2009

FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2009

THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2009

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Reaction from Chiefs camp

Fall camp means different things to different players and the Spokane Chiefs are no different. But for all of the hockey hopefuls there is one constant - pressue to perform.The Chiefs hit the ice Thursday morning and we were there. We'll know more when the...

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Chiefs hit ice

The Spokane Chiefs - all 68 of them - take to the ice this morning - 18 of them expecting to be back for another Western Hockey League season, 50 hoping to grab one of the five remaining spots. We had a our pre-camp preview...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009

Klemm demoted, sort of

There isn't a lot of room for new players to join the Spokane Chiefs hockey team with 18 players returning, but one newcomer has already joined the team - former star defenseman Jon Klemm."He gives us some intanglibles that obviously no one here has been...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2009

Chiefs start process

Hello hockey fans. With all of our changes, I find myself back on the hockey beat. After spending time with Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz, coach Hardy Sauter and new assistant coach Jon Klemm on Monday, I'm set to go. Along the way I hope...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 2008

Short-handed Chiefs triumph 

The stars were missing, but the effort, smarts and sacrifice weren’t.It’s hard to say Spokane’s 4-2 Western Hockey League victory over the Tri-City Americans was unexpected on Saturday night – expect a little of everything in one of the WHL’s most rabid rivalries. But the...

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