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  • MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

    Resting Chiefs fall in finale

    PORTLAND – Ty Rattie’s 48th goal of the season kickstarted a three-goal first period and the Portland Winterhawks breezed to a 6-1 victory over the Spokane Chiefs to end the …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013

    Gal’s goal sends Chiefs over Americans

    KENNEWICK – Blake Gal scored 34 seconds into overtime Saturday night to give the Spokane Chiefs a 3-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans at the Toyota Center in the second-to-last …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013, 10:03 P.M.

    Chiefs defeat Tri-City in overtime on Gal’s goal

    KENNEWICK – Blake Gal scored 34 seconds into overtime Saturday night to give the Spokane Chiefs a 3-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans at the Toyota Center in the second-to-last …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013

    Proft’s goals help give Spokane Chiefs No. 4 seed

    His fellow Spokane Chiefs voted Carter Proft as the team’s “Players’ Player,” more for his tough-nosed play and his durability. Now Proft is finding his offense as the Chiefs approach …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013

    Chiefs’ Kichton again doubly honored

    Spokane Chiefs captain Brenden Kichton repeated as the team’s player of the year and earned his third consecutive John “Hitman” Hern Defenseman of the Year honor, the team announced in …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013, 10:59 P.M.

    Proft leads Chiefs to No. 4 seed

    His fellow Spokane Chiefs voted Carter Proft as the team’s “Players’ Player,” more for his tough-nosed play and his durability. Now Proft is finding his offense as the Chiefs approach …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

    Spokane native has hometown’s attention in his NHL debut

    Tyler Johnson couldn’t believe that so many people in Spokane cared what he was doing three time zones away. Johnson, a Central Valley High graduate who played for the Spokane …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013, 9 P.M.

    Spokane’s Johnson makes NHL debut

    Tyler Johnson couldn’t believe that so many people in Spokane cared what he was doing three time zones away.


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013, 10:03 A.M.

    Tyler Johnson called up to NHL club

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have promoted former Spokane Chiefs star Tyler Johnson from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. He made his NHL debut Thursday night in a …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013, 11:10 P.M.

    Chiefs survive Cougars onslaught

    The Spokane Chiefs put themselves in position Tuesday night to claim home-ice advantage for the first round of the Western Hockey League playoffs. They also put themselves in position to …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

    A tip of the hat

    The national anthem of Switzerland may become a pregame ritual. The Spokane Chiefs honored recently acquired left winger Alessio Bertaggia before facing off against Everett Saturday night in front of …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013, 11:07 P.M.

    Bertaggia’s hat trick leads Chiefs

    Alessio Bertaggia comes up with a hat trick in Chiefs win over Everett.


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

    Chiefs fall flat; Thunderbirds come roaring back

    Coming home after sweeping three straight Western Hockey League games on the road to extend the team’s win streak to five games, the Spokane Chiefs fell flat on their home …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013, 10:28 P.M.

    Chiefs fall flat at home, lose to T-Birds

    Coming home after sweeping three straight Western Hockey League games on the road to extend the team’s win streak to five games, the Spokane Chiefs fell flat on their home …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013, 7:44 P.M.

    Chiefs, Americans on collision course

    Unless the Spokane Chiefs or Tri-City Americans lay an egg in the next two weeks, the teams will meet in the Western Hockey League playoffs for the third consecutive season.


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013

    Ricochet goal helps Chiefs beat Royals

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Spokane Chiefs turned to the bizarre to up their winning streak to five games in Western Hockey League play on Saturday night with a 3-2 victory …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013

    Aviani’s OT goal boosts Spokane Chiefs

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Mike Aviani scored his 29th goal of the season 3 minutes, 38 seconds into overtime to give the Spokane Chiefs their fourth straight win, 4-3 over the …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

    Chiefs beat Silvertips for third straight win

    EVERETT – Brenden Kichton scored his 19th and 20th goals of the season and Garret Hughson stopped 25 of 26 shots Wednesday night to lead the Spokane Chiefs to a …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2013, 9:55 P.M.

    Kichton, Hughson lead Chiefs to victory

    EVERETT – Brenden Kichton scored his 19th and 20th goals of the season and Garret Hughson stopped 25 of 26 shots Wednesday night to lead the Spokane Chiefs to a …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013

    Chiefs’ Hughson wins another, this time with shutout

    When Spokane Chiefs 17-year-old goaltender Garret Hughson earned a win Friday night against Edmonton, it had been nearly 10 weeks since his last victory. Hughson needed just 24 hours to …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010, 9:23 A.M.

    Cowen notches two assists in loss

    A lot of information today, most of it courtesy of Greg Drinnan’s blog, starting with the Russians’ 7-6 shootout win over WHL in the Subway Super Series last night in …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010, 3:34 P.M.

    Cowen captain for Team WHL

    Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen was named Team WHL captain for Wednesday’s game against a touring Russian team in Kamloops, British Columbia, while the Chiefs add a player to the …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 13, 2010, 9:36 P.M.

    Chiefs, Reid blank Americans

    The Spokane Chiefs shut down their Tri-City 5-0, with James Reid making 20 saves for the shutout Saturday night. Reid got third star with defenseman Jared Cowen getting No. 1 …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 12, 2010, 10:51 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010, 1:43 P.M.

    Chiefs pleased with Eastern swing

    The Spokane Chiefs have a positive experience on their exhausting eastern swing. Now they settle in for two of their four home games in November, Friday against Edmonton and Saturday …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010, 11:20 A.M.

    Win tickets to Cougar Hardwood Classic

    Follow us on Twitter and learn how you can win tickets to the Cougar Hardwood Classic at Seattle’s KeyArena on Nov. 23. Click below for details.


  • MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010, 10:11 A.M.

    Chiefs home with 3-3 record

    My apologies hockey fans. I thought Saturday night after cross country writing, I would have more information on the Spokane Chiefs’ 3-1 win at Swift Current. That information never came. …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010, 9:53 P.M.

    Brandon trips Chiefs in OT

    The Spokane Chiefs fall 3-2 in overtime at Brandon. The long box is below and a careful look at it shows a little heartbreak for the vistors, especially on the …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010, 8:05 A.M.

    Chiefs visit Brandon

    Due to a scheduling conflict, the Chiefs game on tonight from Brandon will be heard on AM KJRB 790. Rob Henderson of The Brandon Sun has a short advance the …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010, 9:10 A.M.

    Chiefs fall in Prince Albert

    The Spokane Chiefs dropped a 5-2 decision in Prince Alberta Thursday night. Here is John MacNeil’s story in the Prince Alberta Daily Herald. The long box is below. Spokane is …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 9:22 P.M.

    Chiefs trip Blades 3-2

    The Spokane Chiefs are 2-1 on their six game swing east after beating the Saskatoon Blades 3-2 - all three goals scored by defensemen. The complete box is posted below …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 2010, 5:11 P.M.

    ‘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 …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010, 11:22 P.M.

    Chiefs lose in Moose Jaw

    The Spokane Chiefs lost on the road and it sounds like they were lucky it was only 3-2. We have the story from Moose Jaw below.


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010, 9:20 P.M.

    Chiefs win big over PG

    The Spokane Chiefs are hitting the road with a little jump in their step, whipping Prince George 7-3. The complete box is below. Here is the story.


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010, 8:02 A.M.

    Chiefs regroup to face PG

    In their last outing the Spokane Chiefs lost 4-2 to Red Deer and it wasn’t their best effort. Coach Don Nachbaur let them know but that doesn’t mean all is …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010, 12:10 P.M.

    Former Chief Ryan honored

    Former Spokane Chief and Spokane native Derek Ryan, a forward for the University of Alberta Golden Bears, scored eight points in two games at home against the Lethbridge Pronghorns last …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010, NOON

    Chiefs deal Cratsenberg

    The Spokane Chiefs have traded seldom used forward T.C. Cratsenberg to Chilliwack for a conditional eight-round pick in the 2012 Bantam Draft.Originally a sixth-round pick out of Federal Way, Wash., …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 23, 2010, 9:43 P.M.

    Chiefs fall to Red Deer

    Red Deer doubles up Spokane 4-2 in a testy WHL game at the Arena Saturday night. The complete box is below. Read the story here.


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010, 10:18 P.M.

    Gal gets three, Chiefs get 8

    The Spokane Chiefs peppered a pair of Calgary Hitmen goalies with 53 shots, but it was one of them, a non-shot, that kind of defined this game as the home …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010, 6:44 P.M.

    Hitmen stalking Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs are about to tackle defending Western Hockey League champion Calgary at the Arena. The Hitmen played at Tri-City on Tuesday, losing 3-1, but Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur …