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Chiefs pull out 5-2 win

The Spokane Chiefs scored the last three goals to defeat the Kootenay Ice 5-2. Dominik Uher had two goals and an assist to earn first star, Tyler Johnson (above) had a goal and two assists for the second star and trade deadline pickup Cody Eakin, in his first game for the Ice, was third star. His goal in the first minute of the third period tied the game 2-2.

Chiefs edge Everett 4-2

Tyler Johnson reaches 30 goals with an empty netter with 2.9 seconds left to ice the Spokane Chiefs' 4-2 win over Everett Saturday night. Johnson also set up Levko Koper's short-handed goal to open the scoring in the second period and then scored a power play goal. Brenden Kichton had three assists. Brady Brassart's goal midway through the third period broke a 2-2 tie. Long box below. The 3 stars are 3, Kichton, 2, Brassart, 1, Johnson. Next home game is Saturday, the WHL-first outdoor game at Avista Stadium. With their sixth-straight win the Chiefs remain two points behind Portland in the U.S. Division. Here is the story.

Johnson honored by WHL

Spokane native Tyler Johnson is the Western Hockey League Player of the Month for December. The Spokane Chiefs center, tied for second in the league in scoring, had  11 goals and 11 assists in 12 games.

Johnson hattrick keys Chiefs romp

Tyler Johnson scored his third career hat trick and moved into second in the Western Hockey League scoring race (both goals and points) to highlight the Spokane Chiefs 8-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds before 5,816 fans at the Arena Wednesday night. (The long box is below, it took a while to sort out the late penalties, had to wait until after deadline.)

The T-Birds, shut out by the Chiefs in Seattle 2-0 the previous night, struck first, just 2:19 into the game. It took the Chiefs until 18:28 to tie it and then they scored five goals in the second while out-shooting Seattle 22-4. Johnson scored three in the second.

Three stars 1, Tyler Johnson   2, Tanner Mort   3, Steve Kuhn . Back in about an hour with the game story.

Johnson hattrick keys Chiefs romp

Tyler Johnson scored his third career hat trick and moved into second in the Western Hockey League scoring race (both goals and points) to highlight the Spokane Chiefs 8-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds before 5,816 fans at the Arena Wednesday night.

The T-Birds, shut out by the Chiefs in Seattle 2-0 the previous night, struck first, just 2:19 into the game. It took the Chiefs until 18:28 to tie it and then they scored five goals in the second while out-shooting Seattle 22-4. Johnson scored three in the second.

Three stars 1, Tyler Johnson   2, Tanner Mort   3, Steve Kuhn . Back in about an hour with the game story.

Chiefs hot on offense and defense

I knew the Spokane Chiefs were hot, a 10-5 win over Kamloops ran their winning streak to five and before that they handled league-leading Portland 9-3. But I didn’t know they were quite that hot. Keep

Chiefs rout Kamloops again

Spokane Chiefs, behind Dominik Uher’s hat trick and six points from acting captain Tyler Johnson, beat Kamloops 10-5. It’s the second straight trip to Spokane the Blazers give up 10. Uher and Johnson were the first two stars, Brady Gaudet, a 16-year old D-man for Kamloops, who had a hat trick in the second period, was the third star. Here is the game story, long box is below.

Chiefs top Hat in OT

Anthony Bardaro scores a power play goal at 3:12 of overtime to give the Spokane Chiefs a 3-2 win over Medicine Hat. Bardaro got third star, Tigers goalie Tyler Bunz, who made 34 saves, was second and Tyler Johnson, with two goals, was first star.But all in all the Chiefs were fortunate, and they know it. Complete box below. Story here.

Chiefs pull out win

The Spokane Chiefs didn’t have the same intensity they had one their successful Eastern Division swing but they beat the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3 Friday night. Don Nachbaur wasn’t exactly pleased with his Western Hockey League team but he wasn’t surprised  - and he was definitely glad to get the two points, thanks to goalie James Reid and a couple goals from Tyler Johnson. The story is here.

‘Roadkill’ describes Chiefs’ big win

The Regina Leader Post doesn’t have the stories posted from the Chiefs’ 11-1 drubbing of the Regina Pats but reporter Greg Harder shared his stories with us - one on the game, the other on Tyler Johnson’s return to Saskatchewan, a golden memory fo him. They’re on the extended entry.

News from around the WHL

There is some news around the Western Hockey League today to get fans ready for the Spokane Chiefs’ game against Everett, in its first road game of the season, at the Arena Saturday night. Check the extended for the links.

Johnson has big impact for Chiefs

Columnist John Blanchette talked to hometown hero Tyler Johnson (above) about how a small player can play a big role for a Western Hockey League team.

Meanwhile, the WHL suspended Brenden Shinnimin of the Tri-City American for 12 games for a checking from behind penalty that injured Josh Nichols of the Saskatoon Blades (check here for the hit).  The Tri-City Herald story and John MacNeil of the Prince Albert Daily Herald tracked down Shinnimin for a story that noted the players had talked. However, Nichols is a little disappointed with the length of the suspension. The Ams were on their Eastern Divisions swing and Shinnimin, from Winnipeg, missed the “home town stop” in Brandon. He returns Nov. 13 - when the Americans play in Spokane.

Prince George adds goalie Chase Martin, 18, to its roster. Martin was a fifth-round pick by Spokane in 2007 bantam draft and played in one game last year.

 

Chiefs fall to Portland

First, enjoy Paul Turner’s thoughts on the nicknames of the Western Hockey League teams.

A last minute goal allows Portland to continue its dominance of the Chiefs in Spokane - but you don’t want to remember last year, went the Winterhawks went 4-0 in the regular season and 4-0 in the playoffs. Well, that streak is up to nine now.

The game story is here.  The long box is below with some notes.

FYI, we’re now tweeting,  SRtrim.

Cowen knows what he has to do

Jared Cowen is disappointed he’s not in the NHL, of course, but Spokane Chiefs teammate Tyler Johnson happily gives up the C to have the big blue liner back with the Western Hockey League team. Story here.

 

Chiefs win is just part of the news

On good thing that happens when the Spokane Chiefs venture to Kamloops for a Western Hockey League game is that in addition to a good game story from WHL guru Gregg Drinnan, there is also bonus coverage. Read about that and much more below.

 

Johnson named Chiefs’ captain

Tyler Johnson, a Spokane native, was named captain of the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday. Fellow 20-year old Levko Koper is an alternate - he was the captain in the season opener when Johnson was sidelined with an injury.

The other two A’s are going to rotate on a game-by-game basis.

This might be the final signal that last year’s captain, defenseman Jared Cowen, won’t be returning. The 2009 No. 1 draft pick of Ottawa is in the Senators’ camp battling for a roster spot. The only option for Cowen,19, is Ottawa or Spokane, with the Senators having to make the decision before the 10th regular-season game.

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