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  • 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 …


  • Chiefs, Winterhawks resume series Wednesday at Arena

    Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen doesn’t expect to get in the face of any teammates after a sub-par effort cost them a chance to take command of the Western Conference …


  • Chiefs take their time getting home

    Monday turned out to be a pretty good day for the Spokane Chiefs, especially considering how Sunday went. After a less-than-stellar performance in a 2-1 loss to the Portland Winterhawks …


  • Winterhawks even playoff series with Chiefs

    PORTLAND – The Spokane Chiefs had a chance to take control of their Western Hockey League playoff series with the Portland Winterhawks but they gave it back. Just 33 seconds …


  • Winterhawks even series with Chiefs

    PORTLAND – The Spokane Chiefs had a chance to take control of their Western Hockey League playoff series with the Portland Winterhawks but they gave it back. Just 33 seconds …


  • Chiefs look toward Game 2 wary of Portland’s skills

    PORTLAND – For every wide-open net the Portland Winterhawks missed, the Spokane Chiefs missed the net completely on a breakaway. Overall the “what ifs” were even in the first game …


  • Spokane Chiefs, up 1-0 in series, expect challenge

    Overall the “what ifs” were even in the first game of the best-of-7 Western Hockey League playoffs finals at the Rose Garden Friday night.


  • Chiefs take Game 1 against Portland

    Spokane Chiefs take a 2-1 win over Portland in the first game of the best-of-7 series at the Rose Garden Friday night.


  • Spokane Chiefs’ defense must control Portland Winterhawks’ talented scorers to win conference crown

    Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur has the same reaction as everyone else when he looks at the Portland Winterhawks. “Their skill jumps out at you,” Nachbaur said. “If you make …


  • Chiefs’ amazing rally clinches series

    After one of their most amazing comebacks in memory, Levko Koper gave the Spokane Chiefs a 5-4 series-clinching win over the Tri-City Americans 6:39 into overtime Tuesday night, bringing a …


  • Chiefs look to close out series against rival

    It’s too early to drop the Spokane Chiefs’ playoff series with the Tri-City Americans into the epic category but it is certainly working in that direction. After two straight overtime …


  • Chiefs look to wrap it up

    After back-to-back overtime games, the series between the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans is heating up.


  • Gal’s OT goal gives Chiefs 3-2 series lead

    KENNEWICK – The emotional roller coaster of hockey was never more evident than Sunday night, when the Spokane Chiefs came within a whisker of losing, only to stun the Tri-City …


  • Chiefs beat Ams in OT, take 3-2 series lead

    KENNEWICK – Blake Gal came out of the penalty box, gathered in a pass from Dominik Uher and blistered a shot from the left circle to lift the Spokane Chiefs …


  • Chiefs need sense of urgency for Game 5 against Tri-City

    KENNEWICK – There is desperate and then there is desperate. The Spokane Chiefs proved that Tuesday night and the Tri-City Americans reinforced it on Thursday.


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