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Oh, Canada would be nice, but Cowen unsure where he’ll land

In a perfect world, Jared Cowen would find out on Friday his future in professional hockey would be based in Canada. However, in a perfect world Cowen would not be …


Blanchette: Chiefs get more than an assistant

Jon Klemm has been hired to coach and coach he will, as Hardy Sauter’s new assistant with the Spokane Chiefs. But frankly, he could be on salary as example-in-residence.


Chiefs name ex-player Klemm assistant coach

Former Memorial Cup and Stanley Cup champion Jon Klemm has been named assistant coach for the Spokane Chiefs. Klemm played 204 games for the Chiefs in a three-season career that …


Chiefs make Gow their first pick

The Spokane Chiefs had to wait until the 16th pick of the first round to make a selection in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, but they couldn’t have been …


Chiefs will stick to formula in draft

The strategy the Spokane Chiefs used in the Bantam Draft to help build a strong team hasn’t changed now that they are a recent Memorial Cup champion and strong Western …


Another overtime loss eliminates Chiefs

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Battle of the Memorial Cup Champions did not disappoint. It just came down to one goal.


One for all the marbles

Three things are certain in life – death and taxes being the first two. In the case of which of the past two Memorial Cup champions will continue their Western …


Giants edge Chiefs to force Game 7 in Vancouver

If you think about it, the Spokane Chiefs and Vancouver Giants have already played a seventh game in their Western Conference semifinal series. Their quadruple-overtime marathon Friday night in Vancouver, …


Chiefs got best of classic

Of course it ended like it did. This is playoff hockey, folks. What did you expect – Drayson Bowman from the right circle? Well, that happened, too. Technically, it was …


Chiefs were fit to be tied

The Spokane Chiefs knew they had two important opportunities on Tuesday and Wednesday night. As it turned out, they had no problem seizing both of them. After dropping the first …


Chiefs get back into series

The replay on the jumbo screen showed Drayson Bowman flashing a huge grin in teammate Ondrej Roman’s direction. Bowman’s not one to typically wear his heart on his sleeve, but …


Chiefs need to get started

History suggests that in order for the Spokane Chiefs to have improved odds of extending their Western Hockey League playoff run, they’ll need a victory tonight. The best-of-7 Western Conference …


Chiefs land in 2-0 hole

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Western Hockey League playoff series dubbed the Battle of the Champions is starting to live up to its billing. A smothering defense and sparkling goaltending …


Chiefs down 2-0

Jon Blum scored two goals as the host Vancouver Giants thumped the Spokane Chiefs 4-1 to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Hockey League Western Conference semifinal series on …


Chiefs fall despite Tokarski’s efforts

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Vancouver Giants took the first game of the Western Hockey League Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Spokane Chiefs on Friday, but also took …


Giants down Chiefs

Garry Nunn’s power play goal at 6:40 of the third period sparked the Vancouver Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Spokane Chiefs in the opening game of their WHL …


Underdog Chiefs face Giant of a challenge

Spokane coach Hardy Sauter had no problem calling his Chiefs the underdogs, because technically they are. When it comes to playing against this year’s Vancouver Giants, most teams would be …


Chiefs seal off Seattle

As time expired Saturday night, the Spokane Chiefs poured onto the ice and joined goalie Dustin Tokarski at the west end and a modest celebration ensued. The defending Western Hockey …


Chiefs put Thunderbirds on thin ice

KENT, Wash. – Define special. Sure, it’s the power play, which provided the winning goal in Spokane’s 3-2 victory over Seattle Wednesday night, and the penalty kill, which blanked the …


Special teams pace Chiefs to rout of Seattle

KENT, Wash. – What’s wrong with the penalty-kill half of the Spokane Chiefs’ special teams? They were 2 for 2 with the man advantage but “only” picked up two goals …


Chiefs, T-Birds take 1-1 series to Seattle

After the first two games of this year’s Western Hockey League playoffs, the Spokane Chiefs find themselves in a best-of-5 scenario. After splitting the first two games of the Western …


Bowman reaches goals

Generally speaking, goals are tough to come by when it comes to playoff hockey – just ask Drayson Bowman. “That’s the playoffs for you,” Bowman offered with a smile. “You …


Chiefs start next phase with Seattle

When the regular season ends, hockey players like to say that a new season begins. The slate is wiped clean for the Spokane Chiefs and the 15 other playoff-bound teams …


Chiefs beat Ams to cap regular season

KENNEWICK – It’s true that there was nothing on the line in terms of playoff seeding for the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans on Tuesday night. But for the Americans …


Chiefs’ bid for third comes up short

The Spokane Chiefs were hoping the difference between third and fourth place would depend on tonight’s game between them and the Tri-City Americans. The Kelowna Rockets made sure it wasn’t.


Tokarski Chiefs’ top player

Dustin Tokarski added another award to his lengthy resume on Monday night. Tokarski was named player of the year when the Spokane Chiefs handed out their 2008-09 team awards in …


Food poisoning puts Chiefs games on ice

A widespread case of food poisoning has forced the postponement of two Spokane Chiefs hockey games - including the regular-season home finale originally scheduled for Sunday.


Chiefs jump on Silvertips

Few matchups get the Spokane Chiefs going quite like those with the Everett Silvertips. The Chiefs made quick work of their U.S Division foe again Wednesday, scoring four times in …


Chiefs take aim at third

It seems like just yesterday the Spokane Chiefs were hoisting various trophies – the Ed Chynoweth Cup and the Memorial Cup – high above their heads in celebration. But in …


3-goal third lifts Chiefs

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia – The Spokane Chiefs erupted for three goals in the third period, including two into an empty net in the final minute, to claim a 5-2 …