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  • In brief: Whitworth hires Bowman as assistant coach

    Women’s basketball: Heather Bowman, the all-time leading scorer in the West Coast Conference while playing for Gonzaga, has been hired as an assistant coach at Whitworth University, Pirates head coach …


  • In brief: Fever guard January to miss rest of WNBA season

    WNBA: Indiana Fever point guard Briann January, a Lewis and Clark graduate, will miss the rest of the season with a torn right knee ligament. The Fever said Wednesday that …


  • In brief: 3 Chiefs selected in final day of NHL draft

    Hockey: Three Spokane Chiefs – defenseman Brenden Kichton, center Dominik Uher and winger Darren Kramer – were selected Saturday as the National Hockey League draft concluded in St. Paul, Minn. …


  • Chiefs will play game at EWU

    Hockey: As usual, the Spokane Chiefs will play in two preseason tournaments before playing one game in Spokane prior to the Western Hockey League season. The team announced its preseason …


  • Cowen’s Senators win Calder Cup; Shock activate Markee White

    The Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League, with former Spokane Chiefs defenseman Jared Cowen on their roster, won the Calder Cup on Tuesday by defeating the host Houston Aeros …


  • Spokane Chiefs exceeded expectations with team balance

    With the brass ring just out of reach when the Western Hockey League season ended the Spokane Chiefs were disappointed, but there really wasn’t anything disappointing about their season as …


  • Four Chiefs leave WHL with impressive statistics

    When the Spokane Chiefs’ season ended 10 days ago, it was, as always, emotional for the 20-year-olds whose Western Hockey League careers were officially over. “It’s pretty tough,” Tyler Johnson …


  • No title for Chiefs, but a lot of unexpected success

    With the brass ring just out of reach when the Western Hockey League season ended the Spokane Chiefs were disappointed – but there really wasn’t anything disappointing about their season …


  • Chiefs’ Nachbaur, Johnson honored with WHL awards

    Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur completed a triple play and Tyler Johnson was recognized as a class act when the Western Hockey League handed out its major awards in Calgary, …


  • Nachbaur is WHL coach of the year

    Spokane Chiefs Don Nachbaur completed a triple play and Tyler Johnson was recognized as a class act when the Western Hockey League handed out its major awards in Calgary on …


  • Chiefs lose Western Conference finals to Winterhawks

    After jumping to a quick 2-0 lead, Spokane showed very little spark as the Portland Winterhawks rallied for a convincing 6-3 victory Monday night at the Arena to wrap up …


  • Chiefs, Cowen glad he’s still here

    Whatever tonight brings for the Spokane Chiefs – one more game to play or none at all – it’s good to remember that hockey in May seemed the least likely …


  • Blanchette: Chiefs, Cowen glad he’s still around

    Whatever tonight brings for the Spokane Chiefs – one more game to play or none at all – it’s good to remember that hockey in May seemed the least likely …


  • Portland takes 3-2 edge on Chiefs in WHL series

    PORTLAND –The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks returned to form on Saturday night in the pivotal fifth game of their Western Hockey League series. Sven Bartschi scored one goal and …


  • Winterhawks push Chiefs to brink

    Sven Bartschi scored one goal and assisted on two others to lift the Portland Winterhawks to a 3-2 win over the Spokane before 9,486 fans at the Rose Garden Saturday …


  • Chiefs knot series with Winterhawks

    The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks have a best-of-3 showdown for the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference title, starting Saturday night in the Rose Garden.


  • History aside, Chiefs not ready to panic

    If Don Nachbaur is right, there’s no need to panic. But then again, Nachbaur wasn’t the coach last year when the Portland Winterhawks won four playoff games at the Arena.


  • Portland seizes 2-1 series lead with OT win over Chiefs

    It was just like old times – and that isn’t good. Brendan Leipsic skated down the left slot and fired a high shot past James Reid at 7 minutes, 44 …


  • Winterhawks stun Chiefs in overtime

    Brendan Leipsic skated down the left slot and fired a high shot past James Reid at 7:44 of overtime to give the Portland Winterhawks a 3-2 win over the Spokane …


  • Chiefs gear up to defend home ice against Portland

    Spokane Chiefs defenseman Jared Cowen said he knows when he plays poorly and doesn’t need anyone to remind him. That’s why the generally reticent captain didn’t expect to get in …

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