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  • Sat., Sept. 28, 2013, 11:39 p.m.

    Chiefs tie club record with 4-0 start

    The Spokane Chiefs set a club record Saturday while playing their first home game of the Western Hockey League season. Spokane’s 2-1 win over the Tri-City Americans boosted its record …


  • Fri., Sept. 27, 2013, 11:27 p.m.

    Undefeated Chiefs set for home opener

    Before the Western Hockey League season began, Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur mentioned how the team’s difficult early-season schedule would allow the players to bond. The Chiefs are playing eight …


  • Wed., Sept. 25, 2013, 10:38 p.m.

    Aviani scores four times as Chiefs romp again

    The Western Hockey League season couldn’t have started any better for the Spokane Chiefs, who are 3-0-0-0 after Wednesday night’s 6-1 victory at Victoria, British Columbia. Spokane defeated Tri-City 6-2 …


  • Tue., Sept. 24, 2013, 10:40 p.m.

    Chiefs improve to 2-0 with second rout

    Sometimes repetition can make people feel as if they’re in a rut. But the Spokane Chiefs’ brand of repetition for the young 2013-14 Western Hockey League season is anything but …


  • Tue., Sept. 24, 2013, 9:17 p.m.

    Alberta flood affected Blazers’ Macklin

    Here are some notes from around the Western Hockey League, leading with Kamloops Blazers forward Aaron Macklin and how his family was affected by June floods near Calgary, Alberta. Read …


  • Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

    Chiefs begin season with strong effort

    True, true, true: It’s just one game. But would you rather begin your season with a 6-2 win or a 6-2 loss? The Spokane Chiefs did the former, not the …


  • Sat., Sept. 21, 2013, 9:23 p.m.

    Chiefs open with big win

    Assistant captain and 20-year-old Mitch Holmberg accounted for three goals and one assist Saturday night as the Spokane Chiefs opened their Western Hockey League season with a 6-2 win over …


  • Sat., Sept. 21, 2013, 8:56 p.m.

    Chiefs’ offense is clicking in opener

    Mitch Holmberg already has a hat trick after two periods as the Spokane Chiefs lead the Tri-City Americans 6-2 in the Western Hockey League season opener for both teams at …


  • Fri., Sept. 20, 2013, 4:47 p.m.

    Jets reassign Kichton to AHL

    Brenden Kichton, last year’s Western Hockey League defenseman of the year with the Spokane Chiefs, was reassigned to the AHL by the Winnipeg Jets. Read story


  • Wed., Sept. 18, 2013, 10:40 p.m.

    Chiefs ranked sixth in Massey Ratings

    The Massey Ratings, compiled by Kenneth Massey with the assistance of OurSports Central, list the Spokane Chiefs at No. 6 among 22 Western Hockey League clubs. The Chiefs’ offense is …


  • Wed., Sept. 18, 2013, 9:32 p.m.

    Chiefs look for big boost from Helewka

    Who will pick up the scoring slack? Spokane Chiefs fans — and the Chiefs themselves — may ask that question with the Western Hockey League regular season set to begin. …


  • Wed., Sept. 18, 2013, 4:21 p.m.

    Bruton looks back at Memorial Cup

    Here’s a Calgary Herald story about Chris Bruton, who will always be known as the Spokane Chiefs player who “dropped” the Memorial Cup. Read story


  • Tue., Sept. 17, 2013, 9:20 p.m.

    Winterhawks stand tall in WHL U.S. Division

    Until the Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans, Seattle Thunderbirds and Everett Silvertips can prove otherwise, the Portland Winterhawks are the elite team in the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division. The Winterhawks …


  • Wed., Sept. 11, 2013, 11:29 p.m.

    Chiefs fall to Americans on EWU rink

    It’s wise not to put too much stock into preseason games, even when it means losing to a bitter rival. But the Spokane Chiefs still had a few concerns after …


  • Fri., Sept. 6, 2013, 4:50 p.m.

    Gow attends prospects camp

    Spokane Chiefs defenseman Reid Gow received a free-agent invitation to play with the St. Louis Blues this weekend at the Traverse City (Mich.) Prospects Tournament. Gow, 19, is a former …


  • Wed., Aug. 28, 2013, 2:44 p.m.

    Kichton signs 3-year deal with Winnipeg

    Former Spokane Chiefs captain Brenden Kichton signed a three-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets. Kichton was the Western Hockey League’s defenseman of the years last season. He was previously drafted …


  • Wed., Aug. 21, 2013, 11:35 p.m.

    Chiefs need to answer questions at camp

    Yes, the weather forecast calls for temperatures near 90 degrees, but there’s ice at the Arena in preparation for the Spokane Chiefs’ four-day fall camp. The practice sessions and scrimmages …


  • Fri., May 31, 2013, 5:39 p.m.

    Islanders won’t sign Chiefs’ Kichton

    The New York Islanders have opted not to offer a contract to defenseman Brenden Kichton, their fifth-round selection in the 2011 NHL draft. Kichton, the Spokane Chiefs’ captain during the …


  • Thu., May 2, 2013, 11:19 p.m.

    Chiefs trade Fiddler, draft 10 players

    A busy Thursday saw the Spokane Chiefs select 10 players in the annual Western Hockey League Bantam Draft and trade Todd Fiddler, who led them in goals scored during the …


  • Wed., May 1, 2013, 10 p.m.

    Chiefs’ Kichton earns big honor

    Brenden Kichton became the first player in Spokane Chiefs history to be honored as Western Hockey League Defenseman of the Year during Wednesday’s awards banquet in Calgary, Alberta. Read story

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