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Chiefs return home after successful trip

The Spokane Chiefs will play their first home game in three weeks when they greet the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday night at the Arena. The Chiefs' 5-1 road trip to the East Division ended Saturday with a loss to Moose Jaw. Read more

Chiefs close within two points of first place

While Spokane was improving to 5-0 on its East Division trip Friday, the Tri-City Americans were helping the Chiefs' cause by defeating Portland. Former Chief Luke Lee-Knight was the star, turning away 44 Portland shots. The Chiefs are now just two points behind Portland in the U.S. Division. Read story

Chiefs continue torrid ways

The Spokane Chiefs have won 13 of 16 games after Friday's 5-2 victory at Brandon, Manitoba. Read more

Seattle finally breaks through in Kennewick

The Seattle Thunderbirds had lost 22 consecutive games to the Tri-City Americans in Kennewick. That streak is over … AND the Americans lose a chance to gain ground on second-place Spokane in the U.S. Division. Read story

Prince George captain Hirsche retires

Spokane Chiefs fans may remember this veteran. Read more

Fiddler, Chiefs on torrid pace

Todd Fiddler's Western Hockey League-leading 23rd goal on Wednesday night gave the Spokane Chiefs their 12th win in 15 games, this one 4-1 over the host Saskatoon Blades. Read more

Shadle Park graduate Alos retires from hockey

The Seattle Thunderbirds announced the retirement of 19-year-old Tyler Alos, who graduated from Shadle Park High. Read more

Aviani’s first hat trick guides Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs continued their dominance of the East Division on Tuesday night, defeating East leader Prince Albert 7-4 behind Mike Aviani's four-point night. Read more

Chiefs rally for OT win at Regina

Spokane's dominance of the Western Hockey League's East Division continuted on Saturday night, with a couple of new twists. Tyler King had his first winning goal of the season to lift the Chiefs to a 6-5 overtime win at Regina, Saskatchewan. Fourth-liners Riley Whittingham and Tyson Predinchuk had their first multipoint games of the season, assisting on the Chiefs' fourth goal and tying goal. Predinchuk did so in front of his hometown crowd. The Chiefs, two games into their six-game eastern swing, are 8-0 against the East Division the last two years. Read story

WHL looks unkindly on Portland’s response

The battle between the Western Hockey League and the Portland Winterhawks continues. Read more

Fiddler, Aviani power Chiefs in East opener

The long bus ride to Saskatchewan had no ill effect on the Spokane Chiefs, who blasted the Swift Current Broncos 7-2 on Friday night. The Chiefs opened a stretch in which they play six East Division teams in nine days. Todd Fiddler and Mike Aviani continued to tear it up for Spokane. Read more

Former Chief Brust sets record

Barry Brust, who played for the Spokane Chiefs from 2000-03, recently set the American Hockey League record for the longest shutout streak while playing for the Abbotsford Heat. Brust blanked rivals for 268 minutes and 17 seconds, breaking the record set in 1957-58 by Hall of Fame goalie Johnny Bower of the Cleveland Barons.

Two former Chiefs, Dustin Tokarski and Tyler Johnson, are doing well with the Syracuse Crunch. Goaltender Tokarski is 8-2-1 with a 1.65 goals-against average while Johnson (Central Valley High) leads the league with 13 goals in 17 games. He also has eight assists.

Thanks to former Chiefs beat writer Dave Trimmer for the heads-up notice.

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Green takes over in tough spot

Former Spokane Chiefs player Travis Green, the new head coach for the Portland Winterhawks because of stiff sanctions imposed by the Western Hockey League, met with the media on Thursday. He's happy to be a head coach, but not under the circumstances. Read more

WHL clarifies sanctions on Portland

The Western Hockey League, after saying on Wednesday that it would have no more comments, on Thursday clarified its sanctions against the Portland Winterhawks. Read more

Chiefs take to road to meet East Division

Nine days, six games, hundreds of miles by bus. The Spokane Chiefs will begin their eastern sojourn on Friday at Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Read about the trip

Former Chief Green steps in

Travis Green, one of the Spokane Chiefs' all-time greats, will step in as interim coach for the Portland Winterhawks, who were slapped with heavy sanctions by the WHL on Wednesday. Read more

How to get your hockey fix

The Western Hockey League gets a mention or two in this story about how hockey fans can pass the time while NHL players remain locked out. Read more

Chiefs win in Nachbaur’s 1000th game

The Spokane Chiefs caught fire in the final 12 minutes Saturday night and beat the Tri-City Americans 5-2 at the Arena in the 1000th Western Hockey League game for Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur. Read more

Chiefs lead after two periods

Todd Fiddler's team-high 18th goal early in the second period Saturday night gave the Spokane Chiefs a 2-1 lead over the Tri-City Americans in the 1,000th Western Hockey League game for Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur. Story to come.

Americans trip up Chiefs in overtime

Heading into Friday night's game at Kennewick, the Spokane Chiefs hadn't played an overtime game this year. They also hadn't lost to the Tri-City Americans. They also were 11-0 when leading after two periods. All of that changed, but the Chiefs will get another shot at Tri-City on Saturday night at the Arena. Read story