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  • Chiefs want to extend story this season

    The Spokane Chiefs were 5 minutes – and one goal – from playing for a conference title last season. And if you paid any attention to the series, you know …


  • Chiefs look to take next step in WHL

    The Spokane Chiefs were 5 minutes – and one goal – from playing for a conference title last season. And if you paid any attention to the series, you know …


  • WHL will fill void for hockey fans

    Here’s one more thing to appreciate about major junior hockey: Its teams will actually be playing hockey soon. As the National Hockey League went into lockout mode last week with …


  • WHL season drops the puck on Thursday

    Here’s one more thing to appreciate about major junior hockey: Its teams will actually be playing hockey soon.


  • Chiefs vets stage clinic in scrimmage

    For the rookies, the initial training camp experience – which is more like an early initiation into major junior hockey – is over. And as camp typically goes, the veterans …


  • Spokane Chiefs open training camp looking to fill a few roster spots

    Everybody is checked in and, in theory, ready to begin. After days of fitness testing to see if their young talent adaquately prepared over the summer, the Spokane Chiefs coaching …


  • In brief: Chiefs select Czech Republic’s Rimmel in import draft

    Junior hockey: The Spokane Chiefs picked Mikulas Rimmel with the 41st overall selection in Wednesday’s Canadian Hockey League import draft. Rimmel, a 17-year-old forward from the Czech Republic, scored 11 …


  • Edmonton loses at Memorial Cup

    SHAWINIGAN, Quebec – Ryan Rupert and Bo Horvat scored in the first period and the tight-checking London Knights held on for 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings in the …


  • Winterhawks tie WHL finals

    EDMONTON, Alberta – Brendan Leipsic and Sven Bartschi each scored twice and Mac Carruth made 38 saves as the Portland Winterhawks beat Edmonton 5-1 on Friday to even the Western …


  • Edmonton tops Portland in WHL finals opener

    EDMONTON, Alberta – Jordan Peddle scored a short-handed goal for the eventual winner Thursday as the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Portland Winterhawks 3-2 in Game 1 of the Western …


  • Chiefs pick defenseman first in Bantam Draft

    The Spokane Chiefs selected defenseman Evan Fiala with the 14th overall pick in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft on Thursday.


  • Chiefs’ season ends with Game 7 loss to Tri-City

    KENNEWICK – This was no time for the glass slipper to fall off. After all, few expected the Spokane Chiefs to be in this position – battling the rival Tri-City …


  • Chiefs’ season ends with Game 7 loss to Tri-City

    KENNEWICK – This was no time for the glass slipper to fall off.


  • Chiefs, Americans will go the distance Wednesday

    By the end of tonight, Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur – one way or another – will be able to exhale, and it will finally become clearer how the West …


  • Chiefs, Americans will go the distance Wednesday

    By the end of tonight, Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur – one way or another – will be able to exhale, and it will finally become clearer how the West …


  • Chiefs need to beat Ams to keep season alive

    The Spokane Chiefs are hoping tonight isn’t that dreaded night that their Western Hockey League season comes to an abrupt end, and they know what they need to do to …


  • Americans take 3-2 edge over Chiefs in yo-yo series

    KENNEWICK – Quite the yo-yo, cat-and-mouse series in which the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans are tangled. If anyone expected a different story, they might benefit from researching the history …


  • Uher’s overtime goal draws Chiefs even in series

    If “almost” counted, the Spokane Chiefs wouldn’t have needed overtime to win on Friday night. But more than anything, they simply needed the win – and they played desperately enough …


  • Chiefs need full effort to stay in playoffs

    The pressure is building for the Spokane Chiefs, and coach Don Nachbaur inisists his team will handle it better this time.


  • Americans take 2-1 series lead over Chiefs

    This time, there was no last-minute – or last-second – drama. There were, however, plenty of mistakes and missed opportunities, and as a result the Spokane Chiefs find themselves in …


  • Americans take 2-1 series edge over Chiefs

    This time, there was no last-minute – or last-second – drama.


  • Sizzling Chiefs-Ams series shifts to Spokane

    In the first two games of their best-of-7 Western Conference semifinal series, the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans put on a show hot enough to melt the ice on which …


  • Sizzling Chiefs-Ams series shifts to Spokane

    In the first two games of their best-of-7 Western Conference semifinal series, the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans put on a show hot enough to melt the ice on which …


  • Chiefs lose when apparent goal is one-sixth of second too late

    KENNEWICK – The blink of an eye. The snap of a finger. Four little frames. In real time, less than 1 second. That’s what separated the Chiefs and Tri-City Americans …


  • Chiefs, Americans gear up for another classic

    So much of life in the Western Hockey League is a highway – but in this instance it’s the 144-mile stretch of highway that’s helped define the hockey.


  • Blanchette: Williams reaches first goal

    Eric Williams had the best reason in the world for becoming a goaltender. “I couldn’t score,” he said with a shrug.


  • John Blanchette: Chiefs’ Williams reaches first goal

    Eric Williams had the best reason in the world for becoming a goaltender.


  • Chiefs rewrite history, oust Giants

    They changed goalies, they changed their efforts in front of their goalie, and they changed history. When the Spokane Chiefs and Vancouver Giants met in the second round of the …


  • Chiefs quickly changed momentum in series

    The Spokane Chiefs have gone from having their backs against the wall to charging forward and picking up momentum along the way. After losing their top defenseman, allowing 14 goals …


  • Williams helps Spokane take 3-2 edge in series

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. That seems to be the strategy of Spokane Chiefs head coach Don Nachbaur, who, for the third straight game, …


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