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Tracking Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008.


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  • TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012, 10:44 P.M.

    John Blanchette: Chiefs’ Williams reaches first goal

    Eric Williams had the best reason in the world for becoming a goaltender.


  • MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012

    Chiefs rewrite history, oust Giants

    They changed goalies, they changed their efforts in front of their goalie, and they changed history. When the Spokane Chiefs and Vancouver Giants met in the second round of the …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012, 9:28 P.M.

    Chiefs cap giant comeback

    Mike Aviani scored once and set up two more as the Chiefs eliminated the Vancouver Giants from the playoffs with a 3-1 win on Sunday in Western Hockey League action. …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012

    Chiefs quickly changed momentum in series

    The Spokane Chiefs have gone from having their backs against the wall to charging forward and picking up momentum along the way. After losing their top defenseman, allowing 14 goals …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012, 7:38 P.M.

    Spokane Chiefs try to wrap up series Sunday

    The Spokane Chiefs gone from having their backs against the wall, to charging forward and picking up momentum along the way.


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012

    Williams helps Spokane take 3-2 edge in series

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. That seems to be the strategy of Spokane Chiefs head coach Don Nachbaur, who, for the third straight game, …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012, 11:21 P.M.

    Chiefs take lead over Giants

    Eric Williams stopped 24 shots and the visiting Spokane Chiefs escaped Pacific Coliseum with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants on Friday night for a 3-2 lead in their …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

    Chiefs have passed tests in WHL playoffs

    The entire Western Hockey League playoff run is a test, with a constant flow of different challenges for players and teams along the way. The Spokane Chiefs have already been …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012, 9:55 P.M.

    Chiefs have passed tests in WHL playoffs

    The entire Western Hockey League playoff run is a test, with a constant flow of different challenges for players and teams along the way.


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

    Chiefs tie series with Vancouver

    If Darren Kramer could stress one thing that the Spokane Chiefs have tried to commit to now that the postseason has arrived, it’s not stressing. Never get too high. Never …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012, 11:07 P.M.

    Chiefs tie series with Vancouver

    If Darren Kramer could stress one thing that the Spokane Chiefs have tried to commit to now that the postseason has arrived – it’s not stressing.


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012

    Chiefs break through in WHL playoffs

    Just like clockwork, the playoffs roll around every March and goals become even harder to come by. Oddly enough, that wasn’t the case for the Chiefs over the weekend in …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012, 11 P.M.

    Chiefs break through in WHL playoffs

    Just like clockwork, the playoffs roll around every March and goals become even harder to come by.


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012, 11:25 A.M.

    Broken jaw sidelines Chiefs defenseman Kichton

    Spokane Chiefs top defenseman Brenden Kichton will miss the remainder of the WHL playoffs with a broken jaw.


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012

    Chiefs have work cut out for them

    Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs have a little making up to do tonight and Wednesday in their best-of-7, first-round WHL playoff series with the Vancouver Giants at the Spokane Arena. The …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

    Giants rough up Chiefs again for 2-0 lead

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Spokane Chiefs entered Pacific Coliseum on Saturday night with their backs against the wall. On top of giving up seven goals in their series-opening loss …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012, 10:45 P.M.

    Giants rough up Chiefs again for 2-0 lead

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Spokane Chiefs entered Pacific Coliseum on Saturday night with their backs against the wall.


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012, 10:57 P.M.

    Chiefs lose playoff opener at Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – With mirroring records coupled with a pair of down-to-the-wire regular-season meetings, the first-round playoff match up between the Spokane Chiefs and the Vancouver Giants was almost …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

    Chiefs expect tight series with Vancouver

    Tonight, Western Hockey League history repeats itself. Sort of. For the third time in five years, the Spokane Chiefs will meet the Vancouver Giants in the WHL playoffs. The best-of-7 …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012, 5:57 P.M.

    Chiefs expect tight series with Vancouver

    Tonight, Western Hockey League history repeats itself. Sort of.