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Young Chiefs show promise as regular season opens

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur doesn’t mince words when asked how a team succeeds at hockey. The game rewards effort.


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.


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 …


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 …


Chiefs collect precious points in 6-1 win over Tri-City

In a must-win game to reach the playoffs, the Spokane Chiefs put on an offensive show and crushed visiting Tri-City Americans 6-1 Friday night to get some breathing room. The …


Hudson Elynuik’s two goals carry Chiefs past Americans

The Spokane Chiefs started strongly Saturday night and then faded. With Tri-City threatening to steal the game, Hudson Elynuik swiped the puck, raced up the ice and scored a short-handed …


Area roundup: Americans top Chiefs 4-1

A night after scoring six goals against the top team in the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs’ offense fell flat in a 4-1 loss to the Tri-City Americans Saturday …


Chiefs fall apart in loss to Americans

After an emotional win Friday night over Seattle, the Spokane Chiefs came out hot on Saturday but the Tri-City Americans kept answering and then ran away for a 7-3 win.


Chiefs capitalize on breaks to overcome Americans 6-4

During a game that both teams looked for two periods like they had forgotten how to play, the Spokane Chiefs got enough breaks Saturday night to finally put the Tri-City …


Chiefs rout Americans 8-1

KENNEWICK — Spokane goaltender Matt Berlin secured his first Western Hockey League victory and the Chiefs reached a season-high in goals in an 8-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans at …


Dominic Zwerger scores 7 seconds into OT as Chiefs edge Ams

KENNEWICK – Dominic Zwerger scored 7 seconds into overtime Saturday to lift the Spokane Chiefs to a 4-3 victory over Tri-City in the Americans’ Western Hockey League home opener at …


Dominic Zwerger scores 7 seconds into OT as Chiefs edge Ams

KENNEWICK – Dominic Zwerger scored 7 seconds into overtime Saturday to lift the Spokane Chiefs to a 4-3 victory over Tri-City in the Americans’ Western Hockey League home opener at …


Rookie Jaret Anderson-Dolan scores hat trick to rally Chiefs past Tri-City

For a guy who had never scored a goal in the Western Hockey League before Saturday, Jaret Anderson-Dolan sure made people sit up and take notice. Anderson-Dolan not only scored …


Area roundup: Chiefs wrap up preseason with loss to Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs wrapped up preseason play Saturday with a 4-3 loss to the Tri-City Americans at the Arena. The Americans scored three third-period goals, including the final two, to …


Area roundup: Eastern hires Chris Victor as assistant men’s basketball coach

Chris Victor, a head men’s basketball coach the last five seasons for Citrus College in Glendora, California, accepted a position as assistant coach at Eastern Washington University, the school announced …


Spokane Chiefs draw Everett for WHL playoff first round

KENNEWICK – The Spokane Chiefs lost a game Saturday at about the same time they gained a postseason opponent. Moments after the Chiefs dropped a 2-1 game to Tri-City as …


Chiefs notch eighth win against Ams this season

One thing has remained constant during the Spokane Chiefs’ up-and-down season – their domination over the Tri-City Americans. The Chiefs improved to 8-3-0-0 against the Americans this season as Kailer …


Miske’s hat trick keeps Chiefs rolling

Spokane Chiefs rookie Curtis Miske produced two goals through his first 48 games of this Western Hockey League season. Miske more than doubled that output on Saturday with his first …


Sarthou, Americans keep Chiefs reeling

Evan Sarthou didn’t figure to get so many starts in the net for the Tri-City Americans this season. The young goaltender certainly didn’t figure to register four shutouts in nine …


WHL notes: Sam Reinhart sets Kootenay scoring record

Sam Reinhart never intended to return to the Western Hockey League, but playing again with the Kootenay Ice provided one big benefit. Reinhart’s goal at Saskatoon on Saturday night gave …


Chiefs suffer first shutout of WHL season

KENNEWICK – The start of Saturday’s game at the Toyota Center was delayed 25 minutes because of a broken piece of glass behind the Spokane Chiefs’ net after warmups. The …


Chiefs suffer first shutout of WHL season

KENNEWICK – The start of Saturday’s game at the Toyota Center was delayed 25 minutes because of a broken piece of glass behind the Spokane Chiefs’ net after warmups.


Chiefs’ streak reaches seven with romp at Tri-City

KENNEWICK – The Spokane Chiefs enter 2015 with a seven-game winning streak, the best in the Western Hockey League. Calder Brooks had two of the team’s five power-play goals and …


Chiefs will hit halfway point on Wednesday night

The Spokane Chiefs will reach the halfway point of their Western Hockey League schedule tonight with their traditional New Year’s Eve game in Kennewick. Their 72-game schedule may be hitting …


Chiefs return from break to face Americans

The Chiefs can forge their second five-game winning streak of the season with a victory over the Tri-City Americans. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Arena.


Chiefs leave energy behind, fall to Americans

In the Western Hockey League, nights spent in cramped buses after games far away from home are the norm. For the Spokane Chiefs, an early morning arrival after a long …


Chiefs win home opener over Americans

Garret Hughson deflected the last dangerous Tri-City shot and Don Nachbaur deflected any talk about his 600th career win. Hughson improved to 2-0 as Chiefs starting goaltender and Nachbaur became …


Chiefs open WHL season with 4-2 win at Tri-City

KENNEWICK – As to the nagging question of who will score for the Spokane Chiefs this season, the early answer appears to be: “anybody.” Mitch Lipon and Tyson Helgesen scored …


Chiefs win WHL season opener

Mitch Lipon and Tyson Helgesen scored their first goals as Chiefs to highlight a 4-2 win over the Tri-City Americans as the 2014-15 Western Hockey League season began.