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  • Spokane Chiefs extend Nachbaur through next season

    One day before the regular season begins, the Spokane Chiefs extended the contract of coach Don Nachbaur to keep the franchise’s all-time winningest coach under contract through the 2017-18 season.


  • Capsules of WHL’s U.S. Division

    It looks like all the other teams in the U.S. Division again will be chasing the Seattle Thunderbirds as the regular season opens on Saturday.


  • Thunderbirds top Chiefs 2-1

    KENT — The excitement from Kailer Yamamoto’s equalizer early in the third period was short lived on Tuesday night. Seattle’s Keegan Kolesar scored 11 seconds after Yamamoto tied it at …


  • Seattle’s Ethan Bear stops Spokane Chiefs from taking over first place

    The Spokane Chiefs were in the hunt for first place on Friday night, but they weren’t counting on hard-charging Ethan Bear.


  • Tyson Verhelst stops 37 shots as Chiefs dispatch Seattle

    The Spokane Chiefs got an epic effort from a goalie and opportunistic scoring Wednesday night to somehow beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2.


  • Gropp scores four goals in T-Birds’ win over Chiefs

    You wouldn’t know it by Friday night’s lopsided 7-2 score – which came courtesy of Ryan Gropp’s four goals – but the victorious Seattle Thunderbirds and vanquished Spokane Chiefs are …


  • Banged-up Chiefs’ losing streak reaches season-high six

    Spokane Chiefs head coach Don Nachbaur is only exaggerating slightly when he says half of his lineup is sitting in the stands. The injury-riddled Chiefs lost their season-high sixth consecutive …


  • Chiefs lose to Thunderbirds in shootout

    KENT, Wash. – Keegan Kolesar scored in the fifth round of a shootout Tuesday to give the Seattle Thunderbirds a 5-4 victory over the Spokane Chiefs at ShoWare Center. Seattle, …


  • T-Birds send Chiefs to fifth straight loss

    In a span of eight days, the Spokane Chiefs have gone from being to one of the Western Hockey League’s hottest teams to being, in the words of head coach …


  • Spokane Chiefs lose fifth straight game

    In a span of eight days, the Spokane Chiefs have gone from being to one of the Western Hockey League’s hottest teams to being, in the words of head coach …


  • Liam Stewart scores twice to lead Chiefs past Thunderbirds

    Liam Stewart gave the Spokane Chiefs a big lift in the second period and, for good measure, another lift in the third. Stewart scored his team-leading fourth and fifth goals …


  • Chiefs topple Thunderbirds in shootout

    KENT, Wash. – Garret Hughson stopped all three Seattle shootout attempts and Adam Helewka scored in the second shootout round Tuesday as the Spokane Chiefs topped the Thunderbirds 3-2 at …


  • Spokane Chiefs lose in overtime

    The Thunderbirds were just getting ready to yank their goaltender Friday night when the Spokane Chiefs gave Seattle even more of an advantage. The Thunderbirds used a late Chiefs penalty …


  • Spokane Chiefs to play Seattle T-Birds three times in six days

    Starting tonight, the Spokane Chiefs are going to see a lot of Seattle. The Chiefs and Thunderbirds will play three times in the next six days – tonight and Wednesday …


  • Chiefs, Thunderbirds to get familiar

    Starting Friday, the Spokane Chiefs are going to see a lot of Seattle.


  • West poses tough road for Chiefs

    To illustrate the depth of the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division, consider the Spokane Chiefs’ position last season. The Chiefs finished with 86 points in 2013-14 – a solid showing, …


  • Seattle improves to 7-0 against Chiefs

    KENT, Wash. – The Seattle Thunderbirds have been flawless against the Spokane Chiefs all season. New goalie Taran Kozun has been part of the perfection for the Thunderbirds’ last three …


  • T-Birds stay perfect vs. Chiefs

    Justin Hickman nearly recorded his first Western Hockey League hat trick on Tuesday night. Twenty-four hours later – and one bus trip across the state – Hickman got the three-goal …


  • Thunderbirds stay perfect vs. Chiefs

    Justin Hickman nearly recorded his first Western Hockey League hat trick on Tuesday night.


  • Thunderbirds continue to have Chiefs’ number

    The Spokane Chiefs have done little wrong in the last 1 1/2 months except when it comes to playing Seattle. The Thunderbirds’ baffling domination of Spokane continued Tuesday night when …


  • Thunderbirds continue to have Chiefs’ number

    The Spokane Chiefs have done little wrong in the last 11/2 months except when it comes to playing Seattle. The Thunderbirds’ baffling domination of Spokane continued Tuesday night when Ryan …


  • Spokane turnovers lead to sloppy loss in Seattle

    KENT, Wash. – How quickly the tables can turn. After taking a lead early in the second by taking advantage of a Seattle turnover, the Chiefs turned over several pucks …


  • Spokane Chiefs fall to Seattle Thunderbirds

    There’s really nothing gentle about hockey – and that includes honest feedback when a lackluster performance is turned in.


  • Chiefs shut out Thunderbirds

    SEATTLE – Tyler Johnson and Steven Kuhn provided the scoring and James Reid made 29 saves and earned his second straight shutout as the Spokane Chiefs (20-10-3-2) blanked the Seattle …


  • Spokane native gaining more ice time with Seattle Thunderbirds

    It says a lot about Tyler Alos that his hockey role model is Mike Fisher. “I saw an interview once, he was modest, humble, that’s what I like,” the young …


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