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Chiefs head to break with win

You could excuse the Spokane Chiefs for humming the tune to “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” before Saturday night’s Western Hockey League game at Spokane Arena. It was the team’s …


Chiefs can’t hold 3-0 lead

There are a number of excuses the Spokane Chiefs could use for their 5-4 Western Hockey League overtime loss to Seattle at the Arena Wednesday night. They’ve been playing at …


Chiefs score eight to thump Thunderbirds

SEATTLE – Tyler Johnson scored his league-leading fourth short-handed goal and the offensive surge for the Spokane Chiefs continued Tuesday in an 8-2 Western Hockey League victory over the Seattle …


Chiefs among best with man advantage

Don’t look now, but the team that once squandered 23-straight power-play chances now sits second in the Western Hockey League with a 24.1 percent success rate. That would be the …


Ex-Chiefs coach has no regrets, but misses bus rides

When Hardy Sauter was fired as coach of the Spokane Chiefs in May he took the high road. He never uttered a negative word despite the fact he was released …


Spokane Chiefs uncork power in 12 straight games now

It sure seems like a long time ago – and it was just the third weekend of the Western Hockey League season two months ago – that the Spokane Chiefs’ …


Spokane Chiefs add defenseman

The Spokane Chiefs made a move to shore up their soon-to-be-thin defensive corps by picking up 18-year-old Davis Vandane. The former Saskatoon Blade joins the team in Vancouver tonight, the …


Chiefs wallop Winterhawks, move into a tie for 2nd

It was a dominating performance, worthy of a first-place team – except it was the first-place team that was dominated. The Portland Winterhawks, with the most points in the Western …


Plucky Chiefs beat the best on Teddy Bear Toss night

It would have been easy to have a different outcome, but the Spokane Chiefs stuffed the Portland Winterhawks on Teddy Bear Toss night 4-3, in the process ending a 10-game …


Fresh-legged Kelowna spoils late Chiefs rally

Don Nachbaur wasn’t going to throw his team under the bus, maybe because they’ve spent so much time on a bus. The Spokane Chiefs played tired for two periods before …


Chiefs’ production line: Kuhn, Miller, Gal

Seconds after Spokane center Steven Kuhn dropped to the ice to block a shot from the point, Kenton Miller slipped a little drop pass to Blake Gal, who went backhand …


Chiefs make move in big way

Last place – OK, technically, a three-way tie for eighth in the 10-team Western Conference – didn’t sit well with the Spokane Chiefs. Even though the basement view wasn’t ugly, …


Chiefs survive up-and-down road trip

That the Spokane Chiefs picked up three points last weekend in it’s critical three-games-in-three-days Western Hockey League road trip wasn’t a surprise. What was surprising was the manner in which …


Chiefs dump Portland Winterhawks

PORTLAND – Blake Gal and Anthony Bardaro scored 7 seconds apart in the first period as the Spokane Chiefs beat the Portland Winterhawks 3-1 in Western Hockey League action Sunday. …


Tri-City Americans stomp Chiefs

KENNEWICK – Rather than finding a way to get back on the winning path, the Spokane Chiefs ran into a buzz saw Saturday. The Tri-City Americans (12-8-1-1) scored four goals …


Chiefs silence Tri-City Americans

It was a game that was played on the edge until the Spokane Chiefs pushed the Tri-City Americans over it. Three goals in the last half of the second period …


Chiefs passed road-trip test

It’s not often a stretch of three wins and three losses is cause for enthusiasm. But there is an exception, and that comes during every Western Hockey League season when …


Chiefs end trip with win

SWIFT CURRENT, Saskatchewan – Steven Kuhn and Tyler Johnson scored back-to-back goals in the third period and the Spokane Chiefs ended their six-game Western Hockey League Eastern Conference road swing …


Spokane Chiefs lose to Raiders in Saskatchewan

PRINCE ALBERT, Saskatchewan – The Spokane Chiefs’ recent domination of the Prince Albert Raiders ended Wednesday night, although the final score didn’t reflect the action on the ice. Todd Fiddler’s …


Kichton’s hot hand carries Chiefs past Blades

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – Brendon Kichton’s first two-goal game of his career gave the Spokane Chiefs a 2-0 lead in the first period, leading to a 3-2 victory over Saskatoon in …


Chiefs pick up road win

Brendon Kichton’s first two-goal game of his career gave the Spokane Chiefs a 2-0 lead in the first period, leading to a 3-2 victory over Saskatoon in WHL action Tuesday …


Koper’s career night with Spokane Chiefs sinks Pats

Levko Koper notched a career-high six points with two goals and four assists and Marek Kalus scored the first two goals of his WHL career Saturday as the Spokane Chiefs …


Chiefs prep for trip with win

If you’re headed to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, one way to make the 12-hour trip seem shorter is to take a win with you. The Spokane Chiefs will have a little …


Chiefs put bad loss behind them, eye PG

The Spokane Chiefs’ 4-2 loss to Red Deer Saturday night wasn’t quite the disaster the Western Hockey League game seemed at the time, but it certainly qualifies as a learning …


Chiefs look for rebound after Red Deer loss

The Spokane Chiefs’ 4-2 loss to Red Deer Saturday night wasn’t quite the disaster the Western Hockey League game seemed at the time, but it certainly qualifies as a learning …


Nachbaur unhappy with Chiefs’ effort against Rebels

It doesn’t take much of an imagination to know how the Spokane Chiefs played Saturday night. Coach Don Nachbaur used phrases “laid an egg” and “out to lunch” and “lost …


Chiefs’ Gal doesn’t see third goal during romp past Hitmen

When hockey players dream of a hat trick, no doubt they’re finishing a pretty play or unleashing a laser before the fans litter the ice with hats. Blake Gal didn’t …


Chiefs work out kinks in power play

With a week of practice to improve the recipe for a good power play, the Spokane Chiefs found the right ingredients in Kichton. Brenden Kichton, in his first action after …


Blanchette: Size matters not to Johnson

Eyes on the prize? Tyler Johnson’s peepers have never blinked. As a Western Hockey League rookie, he was an indispensible element in the Spokane Chiefs’ 2008 run to the Memorial …


Chiefs’ power play on the fritz in loss to Hawks

The power went out at the Arena – make that stayed out – but only on the Spokane side of the Western Hockey League game against Portland on Saturday night. …