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Tri-City, Portland get early nod in U.S. Division

In an Old West gunfight, do you prefer the fast young gunslinger or the grizzled ol’ hand with a few notches on his handle? That’s how choosing the favorite in …


New-look Chiefs ready to start season

The Spokane Chiefs have some big holes to fill as their Western Hockey League season gets under way Saturday with a trip to rival Tri-City. Gone are a pair of …


Chiefs’ preseason ends with a loss

Hockey: The Kootenay Ice scored a late goal to tie the game at three apiece and eventually earned a 4-3 shootout win over the Spokane on Saturday night at Eagles …


Chiefs’ preseason win offset by lackluster loss

It would seem the second weekend of preseason games was a rousing success for the Spokane Chiefs. Minus a few veterans, the Chiefs put a 7-2 whippin’ on Lethbridge before …


No substitute for good work ethic, Chiefs’ Nachbaur says

After seeing his team in action for the first time, Don Nachbaur was pleased. The Spokane Chiefs played three preseason games in Everett last weekend, winning two, prompting the coach …


In brief: Spokane Chiefs release former top pick

Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs parted ways with two No. 1 draft picks on Tuesday, one for the season and one for good. Tyler Cunningham the Chiefs’ pick in the 2010 …


In brief: Chiefs rally again at preseason classic

For the second day in a row the Spokane Chiefs rallied from a two-goal deficit to earn a win in extra time, defeating the Portland Winterhawks 3-2 in a shootout …


Chiefs come back for win in pre-season classic

Levko Koper’s goal 3 minutes, 29 seconds into overtime snapped a tie to lift the Spokane Chiefs to a 4-3 victory Saturday over Seattle in the second day of the …


Spokane Chiefs whittle camp roster

The Spokane Chiefs backed up their words with action – or lack thereof. With first-year coach Don Nachbaur promising to give everybody a chance who deserved one, the Western Hockey …


Chiefs’ returners score all goals in scrimmage

Fittingly it was the veterans’ day at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday afternoon when the first weekend of the Spokane Chiefs’ training camp ended with the Western Hockey …


Chiefs veterans look to impress Nachbaur

Forward Blake Gal and defenseman Brenden Kichton are key players for whatever success the Spokane Chiefs hope to have when the Western Hockey League season opens next month. On paper.


Coach Nachbaur to evaluate Chiefs from stands

In addition to scouts, parents and a few curious fans, there is going to be one more seat filled at the Arena when the Spokane Chiefs open training camp today. …


Spokane Chiefs take outside interest for January game

The Spokane Chiefs open training camp a week from today, but 19-year-old forward Matt Marantz was all smiles Wednesday afternoon when he figured they picked up their first win of …


John Blanchette: Hire stokes an already hot rivalry

A decade ago, the Kamloops Blazers fired coach Marc Habscheid, who months later wound up 200 kilometers down the road in Kelowna, where eventually he would win a Memorial Cup. …


Chiefs coach Nachbaur asks lot of self, players

There is a definite sense that there is a new sheriff in town as far as the Spokane Chiefs are concerned. “I don’t think any team can win unless they …


Chiefs get ‘schooled’

The Spokane Chiefs learned a few hard lessons in a 5-3 loss at the Arena on Friday night. First, they can’t just show up on their home ice and expect …


Chiefs win opener

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia – If Spokane Chiefs fans worried it might take the veterans who missed training camp a while to readjust after returning from NHL camps, they needn’t …


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 …