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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 …


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.