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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 …


Rockets stop Chiefs

KELOWNA, British Columbia – Jamie Benn scored two goals and Colin Long had a goal and three assists to power the Kelowna Rockets to a 4-1 win over the Spokane …


Chiefs nip Thunderbirds

Drayson Bowman scored a pair of goals, including the winner, and the Spokane Chiefs held on for a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds in Western Hockey League play Tuesday …


John Blanchette: It ain’t the ballet …

Try this: pile the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans on separate buses, have them meet halfway in Lind, herd them into the high school gym and lock the doors. Pair …


WHL levies penalties

Spokane Chiefs coach Hardy Sauter has been suspended for a game and forward Ryan Letts indefinitely in the wake of Saturday night’s Western Hockey League donnybrook with the Tri-City Americans. …


Ams whip Chiefs in brawlfest

Depleted by game misconducts, the Spokane Chiefs left their 5-2 loss to the Tri-City Americans on Saturday with a pair of problems more troubling than the defeat itself. With eight …


Bowman’s big night sparks Chiefs

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Drayson Bowman scored a pair of first-period goals to start Spokane off and running, had a hat trick by the 6-minute, 27-second mark of the second period …


Chiefs can’t keep up

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A simple glance at the standings and it’s easy to see why the Vancouver Giants are by far the top team in the Western Hockey League’s …


Chiefs gain ground

All the hard work and effort the Spokane Chiefs have exerted to put themselves back in the race for a division title could pay huge dividends by this weekend. The …


Chiefs use five-goal third to rally past Cougarscatch fire

After scoring 11 goals Saturday night, one had to wonder if the Spokane Chiefs had used up their allotted goals scored for the weekend. And for two periods, it looked …


Chiefs dominate Oil Kings

If the Spokane Chiefs made a checklist of things to do on Saturday night, they probably crossed every task off their list. Pour on the offense. Check.


Chiefs topple Silvertips again

EVERETT – If the Western Hockey League regular season ended today, the Everett Silvertips would open the playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs. That’s probably not good news for Everett.


Calla upbeat about WHL return

On Nov. 17, Brady Calla was on his way to take in the Buffalo Bills’ “Monday Night Football” game against the Cleveland Browns when his cell phone rang. The purpose …


Chiefs big SWAB award winners

In case people need reminding, Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters reaffirmed 2008 was the Spokane Chiefs’ year. The Memorial Cup junior hockey champions swept three of five annual SWABs awards, …


Weary Chiefs downed by Rockets

Time and time again the Spokane Chiefs have proven their ability to go from an overnight bus trip to an evening game – and most of the time they make …


Knee injury ends Cowen’s season with the Chiefs

Thursday’s news, as expected, wasn’t good for Jared Cowen or the Spokane Chiefs. The 17-year-old defenseman – Spokane’s No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft …


Chiefs’ streak at 11

The Spokane Chiefs rolled a natural 11. In front of a Spokane Arena crowd of 9,042, the Chiefs extended the second-longest winning streak in franchise history to 11 games by …


Spokane Chiefs’ streak at 10

The Spokane Chiefs ran their Western Hockey League win streak to 10 games Friday night in the Spokane Arena, but at a price. How steep the price may not be …


Chiefs continue to streak

EVERETT – Nine was fine for the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday. Nine players scored as the Chiefs increased their season-best Western Hockey League winning streak to nine games with a …


Chiefs’ streak well-timed

Timing is everything, which makes the Spokane Chiefs’ latest winning streak – their longest of the season – even more meaningful. They’ve won their past eight games and are looking …


Fighting chance

Fireworks … in January? It sure seemed as if the Spokane Chiefs were planning to light some off Saturday night.


Blood is back; so are Spokane’s hopes

Not quite a year ago, as Spokane and Tri-City engaged in their slippery debate as to which was the best team in the Western Hockey League, Americans coach Don Nachbaur …


Chiefs’ streak reaches six

EVERETT – The Spokane Chiefs’ winning streak reached a season-high six Wednesday as the usual suspects picked apart the Everett Silvertips in the final two periods. Season points leaders Drayson …


Chiefs face another critical stretch

Last week, the Spokane Chiefs faced an important task. They played three games – and picked up three wins in the process – to gain a little ground on the …


Chiefs gain ground

KENNEWICK – The Spokane Chiefs at least made sure the Tri-City Americans could still see them when they checked their rear-view mirror. Goalie Dustin Tokarski stopped 40 of 41 shots …


Chiefs rout Hawks

With all the goals Drayson Bowman has scored in his four-year Western Hockey League career in Spokane, you’d have thought No. 100 would have somehow been more special for the …


Chiefs have chance to gain ground

The Spokane Chiefs have some ground to cover, and this week presents the perfect opportunity to do so. Trailing the Tri-City Americans by 11 points in the U.S. Division standings …


Chiefs gain boost from returnees

Stefan Ulmer, Mitch Wahl and Tyler Johnson – all three fresh off of proudly representing their countries – didn’t skip a beat. And apparently they’d heard a rumor that there …