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Hawks’ early success no predictor

Mention the old cliché about throwing records out the window come playoff time and Spokane Chiefs coach Hardy Sauter has a mixed reaction. He doesn’t mind forgetting that Portland, the …


Chiefs lose in shootout

Geordie Wudrick and Brandon McMillan scored in the shootout to lift the Kelowna Rockets to a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League play Wednesday night.


Chiefs lose to Everett

Scott MacDonald scored the game-winner in the third for Everett and Thomas Heemskerk made 40 saves as the Silvertips beat the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 in Western Hockey League action Wednesday …


Beach’s hat trick leads Chiefs

Kyle Beach scored three times for Spokane as the Chiefs pounded the Kamloops Blazers 7-0 in a Western Hockey League game on Wednesday night.


Chiefs end road trip with win

The Spokane Chiefs scored two power-play goals in the first and cruised from there in a 4-1 win over the Chilliwack Bruins in Western Hockey League play Wednesday to end …


Chiefs lose, but get point

While the 5,569 fans at the Arena may have been disappointed, the Spokane Chiefs got an early Christmas present Friday night. Despite being extremely short-handed and trailing late, the Chiefs …


Chiefs lose at home

The Spokane Chiefs had their six-game winning streak snapped by Swift Current at the Arena.


Spokane native Alos comes home to face Chiefs

The Tyler Alos who hits the ice tonight will be different from the one who skated here with the Seattle Thunderbirds on Oct. 10. “When we were over there at …


Chiefs, Reid blank Regina

James Reid stopped all 22 shots he faced as the Spokane Chiefs shut out the Regina Pats 4-0 in Western Hockey League action Saturday.


Chiefs defeat Tri-City

The Chiefs killed off eight of nine Tri-City power plays, including a 5-on-3 advantage early in the third period that the Americans turned into a 6-on-3 by pulling goalie Drew …


Chiefs edge Vancouver

A pair of nifty goals and a stellar defense provided the Chiefs and 8,358 fans with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Giants, who lost 8-2 a night earlier at …


Chiefs dominate Chilliwack

The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Chillwack Bruins 5-1 in a Western Hockey League game at the Spokane Arena on Wednesday night.


Mucha too much

The Spokane Chiefs played a heck of a hockey game on Halloween night. Unfortunately, Portland goalie Kurtis Mucha came dressed as future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur.


Pace picks up, starting with Ams

After playing just nine games in the first 30 days of the Western Hockey League season the Spokane Chiefs play 17 games in the next 36 days, beginning tonight when …


Calm winners

Patience, fans, patience. The Spokane Chiefs never seemed in danger of losing their home opener Saturday night, but they waited until the third period before wrapping up a 5-2 win …


Koper off to fast start for Chiefs’ home opener

Levko Koper’s four-goal outburst in the Spokane Chiefs’ two-game series in Prince George to open the Western Hockey League season wasn’t a surprise to coach Hardy Sauter. And he wasn’t …


Chiefs open on road tonight

The Spokane Chiefs open their 25th Western Hockey League season with a two-game set in Prince George beginning tonight. For a pair of 20-year old veterans, a 13-hour bus ride …


Cowen gets his Canadian wish

As if getting drafted in the top 10 of the National Hockey League draft wasn’t enough of a dream come true, Spokane Chiefs standout Jared Cowen got his wish of …


Oh, Canada would be nice, but Cowen unsure where he’ll land

In a perfect world, Jared Cowen would find out on Friday his future in professional hockey would be based in Canada. However, in a perfect world Cowen would not be …


Chiefs make Gow their first pick

The Spokane Chiefs had to wait until the 16th pick of the first round to make a selection in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, but they couldn’t have been …


Chiefs will stick to formula in draft

The strategy the Spokane Chiefs used in the Bantam Draft to help build a strong team hasn’t changed now that they are a recent Memorial Cup champion and strong Western …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …