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  • Fiddler scores twice as Chiefs top ’Tips

    The Spokane Chiefs are accustomed to playing well at home, dominating the Everett Silvertips and, at least this season, getting offensive punch from Todd Fiddler. They could grow accustomed to …


  • Backup goalie Hughson guides Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs are accustomed to playing well at home, dominating the Everett Silvertips and, at least this season, getting offensive punch from Todd Fiddler.


  • Chiefs’ Aviani continues to grow

    The Spokane Chiefs could see Mike Aviani growing as a hockey player during last year’s Western Hockey League playoffs. Aviani’s family can top that.


  • Chiefs’ Aviani continues to grow

    The Spokane Chiefs could see Mike Aviani growing as a hockey player during last year’s Western Hockey League playoffs. Aviani’s family can top that.


  • Fiddler delivers for Chiefs

    KENT, Wash. – Todd Fiddler hit all the perfect notes on Saturday night. Fiddler’s first career hat trick gave the Spokane Chiefs all of the offense they needed during a …


  • Chiefs’ Fiddler strings together hat trick

    KENT, Wash. – Todd Fiddler hit all the perfect notes on Saturday night.


  • WSU gets go-ahead for football building

    College football: The Washington State University Board of Regents gave approval for a $61 million football operations building to be constructed beginning this month, it was announced Friday morning. The …


  • Portland Winter Hawks trounce Chiefs 9-1

    The Spokane Chiefs got their first look at the 2012-13 Portland Winterhawks on Saturday at the Arena, and first impressions came with bumps, bruises and a thorough, 9-1 trouncing. A …


  • Meeting challenge

    Welcome back to the lineup, Mitch Holmberg. Out for the past four games with an injury, the Spokane Chiefs’ leading scorer returned to the lineup to help fuel a 5-2 …


  • Holmberg returns to guide Chiefs

    Welcome back to the lineup, Mitch Holmberg.


  • Chiefs face challenges in Kamloops, Portland

    One of the joys of watching the Western Hockey League is having the chance to see future stars of the National Hockey League grow up before your eyes. For those …


  • Top hockey talent will come to Spokane

    One of the joys of watching the Western Hockey League is having the chance to see future stars of the National Hockey League grow up before your eyes.


  • Chiefs rookie Hughson shuts out Everett

    For the second straight Western Hockey League game, the Spokane Chiefs blanked Everett at the Spokane Arena, this time by a 4-0 margin. Tuesday night it was rookie backup goaltender …


  • Chiefs’ backup goaltender posts shutout

    For the second straight Western Hockey League game, the Spokane Chiefs blanked Everett at the Spokane Arena, this time by a 4-0 margin.


  • Chiefs to face rested Everett tonight

    When the puck drops for tonight’s second consecutive game with the Everett Silvertips, the Spokane Chiefs will find themselves in third place in the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey …


  • Spokane Chiefs, Williams shut out Everett

    Lesson learned. One night after coach Don Nachbaur criticized his Chiefs’ lack of effort in a loss to Red Deer, Spokane turned in a workmanlike performance in blanking Everett, 5-0, …


  • Red Deer triples up Spokane

    Call it a Red-Deer-in-the-headlights look. The Spokane Chiefs surrendered their home ice win streak and first place in the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division with a 3-1 loss to Red …


  • Chiefs lose first home game

    Call it a Red-Deer-in-the-headlights look.


  • Chiefs will play Rebels without Holmberg

    The Spokane Chiefs head into tonight’s only meeting with the Red Deer Rebels without leading scorer Mitch Holmberg, who returned from the team’s last road trip with an upper-body injury. …


  • Chiefs will play Red Deer without leading scorer

    The Spokane Chiefs head into Friday night’s one and only meeting with the Red Deer Rebels without leading scorer Mitch Holmberg, who returned from the team’s last road trip with …


  • Cowen on Team Canada, Chiefs romp

    It’s official, Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen is named to Team Canada for the World Junior tournament.Meanwhile, the Chiefs hammered Seattle last night (box score below) with a rematch in …


  • Sauter lands comfortably in Boise

    Former Spokane Chiefs coach Hardy Sauter has found a new home in Boise with the Idaho Steelhead. We touched bases with Sauter, above in a Steelhead photo by Jeff Foley, …


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • Chiefs win shootout; Jared Spurgeon getting noticed

    It was teddy bear toss in Vancouver, spoiled by the Spokane Chiefs when Blake Gal was the only one of six shooters to score in the shoot-out. That’s four wins …


  • Chiefs add depth on defense

    With captain Jared Cowen headed off to Toronto for Team Canada tryouts for the World Junior tournament after Friday’s game in Vancouver and young D Reid Gow slated to be …


  • Chiefs crush Winterhawks 9-3

    Chiefs roll to 5-0 lead in first period and whip first-place Portland 9-3. Stars are Brenden Kichton, Steve Kuhn and Mike Aviani. Box score reflects corrections, Vanscourt gets another assist …


  • Chiefs toss Winterhawks

    The Spokane Chiefs out-worked the team with the best record in the Western Hockey League, recording a 4-3 win over the Portland Winterhawks at the Arena Saturday night, when 7,638 …


  • 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, …


  • Chiefs Leedahl retires

    Spokane Chiefs defenseman Garrett Leedahl retires because of repeated concussions.”It was hard to come up with my decision,” the 19-year old said in a team release. “My family, the team …


  • Spurgeon called to NHL, Cowen by Team Canada

    As first reported by Gregg Drinnan (see below), former Chief Jared Spurgeon could make his National Hockey League debut tonight for Minnesota. He’ll be wearing No. 26 at Calgary.The question …


  • Kelowna tops Chiefs in OT

    After two lacklustre periods, the Spokane Chiefs come alive in the third period on a power play goal by Tyler Johnson and a short-handled goal by Matt Marantz (originally credited …


  • Chiefs face red-hot Kelowna

    The Spokane Chiefs are about to faceoff with the Kelowna Rockets in the Arena - without veteran goalie James Reid. Reid was injured Friday night in Kamloops, where the Chiefs …


  • Chiefs in Kamloops tonight

    The Spokane Chiefs, after routing Kamloops 10-1 Wednesday night and have the rematch up north tonight. We had a look at the Chiefs’ second line (Kuhn between Gal and Miller), …


  • Chiefs blitz Kamloops 10-1, Cowen gets hattrick

    It seem like a pretty normal hockey game. Fighting to get out of the basement, the Spokane Chiefs jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead over Kamloops Wednesday night at …


  • Key game for Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs are home tonight for their tradition night-before-Thanksgiving Western Hockey League game.The opponent is Kamloops, which beat Regina in overtime Tuesday night to knock the Chiefs into last …


  • Chiefs start home stint

    The Spokane Chiefs played 90 of their last 95 games - or something like that - on the road, but they return to the Arena Wednesday night for a home-and-home …


  • Chiefs get three points on road

    Not sure how you would describe the Spokane Chiefs weekend. It was a critical Western Hockey League three-games-in-three-nights roadtrip against U.S. Division teams ahead of them in the standings. Three …


  • Chiefs lose big at Tri-City

    The Spokane Chiefs fell hard at Tri-City Saturday night, 8-3, giving them two loses, one in overtime, in their big three-games-in-three-nights - all on the road - against U.S. Division …


  • Chiefs fall in Seattle

    The Spokane Chiefs lost at Seattle Friday night. Despite controlling the game offensively the Chiefs picked up just one goal and lost in a shootout after goalie James Reid was …


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