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Chiefs’ Don Nachbaur wins first Pat Quinn Award

Don Nachbaur, head coach of the Spokane Chiefs the last six seasons, Monday was named the inaugural recipient of the Pat Quinn Coaching Award by the BC Hockey Hall of …

Chiefs sign second-round pick Matt Leduc

The Spokane Chiefs, which open at home on Oct. 1 against the Tri-City Americans, have signed one of their top 2015 draft picks and another 2015 selection has been invited …

First-round draft pick Luke Toporowski signs player agreement with Spokane Chiefs

Forward Luke Toporowski, chosen eighth overall in the Western Hockey League’s Bantam Draft, signed a Standard Player Agreement and committed to playing for the Spokane Chiefs, the team announced Friday.

Mike Johnston returns to WHL’s Portland Winterhawks as coach and GM

The Portland Winterhawks have brought back Mike Johnston as coach and general manager of the Western Hockey League team.

Spokane Chiefs pick speedy forward Luke Toporowski in first round

The Spokane Chiefs selected forward

Chiefs trade for goaltender Jayden Sittler

The Spokane Chiefs picked up goaltender

Newsmakers: Pastner adds Reveno, Hardy to Georgia Tech staff

Georgia Tech coach

Chiefs prepare for WHL bantam draft with eighth overall selection

The Spokane Chiefs will pump new talent into the organization Thursday as the team has three picks in the top 38 selections of the 2016 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Super Bowl champs return to work minus Miller, Ware

The Super Bowl champions reconvened Monday minus some notable star power. Von Miller is in California doing the jive with Lindsay Arnold on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and fellow …

Chiefs stay alive, defeat Victoria 4-1 in Game 5

Birthday boy Matt Sozanski had a pair of assists to help pace the Chiefs to a convincing 4-1 win over the Victoria Royals on Friday night at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, …

Colin Kaepernick’s $11.9M 2016 contract becomes guaranteed

After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick is still on San Francisco’s roster and due a hefty payday.

Victoria Royals outduel Spokane Chiefs in overtime

The Spokane Chiefs fought to the end, but the Victoria Royals battled from behind Wednesday to win 3-2 in overtime and rake a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.

Chiefs storm back, beat Royals to cut series deficit in half

Spokane ended Victoria’s 15-game winning streak in dramatic fashion Tuesday, as the Chiefs pounded the Royals 5-2 to fight their way back into the first-round playoff series.

Spokane Chiefs try to climb out of 2-0 hole against Victoria

After two close losses, the Spokane Chiefs return to the friendly confines of the Spokane Arena in their struggle to continue the hockey season alive against the surging Victoria Royals.

Chiefs leave Victoria down two games in WHL playoff-opening series

The Spokane Chiefs are returning home in a huge hole, looking to find a way out after a 4-3 loss to the Victoria Royals on Saturday night which leaves the …

Victoria’s star players guide Game 1 playoff win over Chiefs

The Victoria Royals’ top guns provided the offense as the Western Hockey League’s regular-season champions disposed of the Spokane Chiefs 5-3 in Game 1 of their best-of-7 opening-round playoff series.

Underdog Spokane Chiefs need to stick to script in playoffs

All season long, Spokane battled with a depleted lineup and inconsistent effort. But the Chiefs found just enough hockey magic at the end to secure the final wild-card position into …

Matt Sozanski’s scoring spurt perfect timing for Chiefs

The Tri-City Americans’ mad dash to knock the Spokane out of the playoffs last week collided with will of a journeyman defenseman seeking his first ever goal after three years …

Newsmakers: Chiefs star LB Houston had knee surgery in February, Stony Brook’s Pikiell is new Rutgers basketball coach

Pro Bowl pass rusher Justin Houston could miss the upcoming season for the Kansas City Chiefs after having surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee that bothered him …

Elynuik, Sozanski send Chiefs past Winterhawks in overtime

Hudson Elynuik and Matt Sozanski are in a groove for the Spokane Chiefs.

Chiefs slip past Silvertips in overtime

What a difference a day made for the Spokane Chiefs.

Kelowna zips past Spokane in Chiefs’ final home game of regular season

A night after dominating rival Tri-City 6-1, the Chiefs got slammed by the same score Saturday night by Kelowna in Spokane’s final home game of the regular season.

Chiefs can’t dig out of early hole in 3-2 loss to Kamloops

The short-handed Spokane Chiefs twice rallied but couldn’t manufacture another goal, falling 3-2 Wednesday night to the Kamloops Blazers.

Injury-plagued Chiefs gear up for homestretch

The Spokane Chiefs return their battered lineup to home ice Wednesday night for the final stretch of games as the players make a final push to solidify a spot in …

Father of hockey coach Mike Babcock dies

The Detroit Red Wings dropped at 5-4 decision at the New York Islanders on Sunday. But it was just a game.

Holmberg sets record, helps Spokane triumph in shootout

Mitch Holmberg and Liam Stewart know all about breaking things, so they teamed up Friday night to avoid breaking the hearts of a large Arena crowd. Holmberg and Stewart scored …

Colts stage historic comeback

INDIANAPOLIS – Chuck Pagano couldn’t believe his eyes. Andrew Luck couldn’t believe his ears. Colts fans couldn’t believe the scoreboard, and the Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t believe their incredibly bad …

Chiefs stumble to open second half

The Spokane Chiefs made life miserable for Mackenzie Skapski on Friday night. Twenty-four hours later, Skapski repaid the favor.

Holmberg, Aviani and Zwerger score two goals each as Chiefs beat Rockets 6-3

Mitch Holmberg and Mike Aviani continued their torrid starts on Tuesday, but the play of other Spokane Chiefs provided the team with the biggest emotional lift. Holmberg, Aviani and Dominic …

Holmberg, Aviani and Zwerger score two goals each as Chiefs beat Rockets 6-3

Mitch Holmberg and Mike Aviani continued their torrid starts on Tuesday, but the play of other Spokane Chiefs provided the team with the biggest emotional lift.