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  • John Blanchette: Labor issue spills over into WHL

    The 2015 hockey season opens Saturday for the Spokane Chiefs, and they may be skating on uphill ice during the franchise’s 30th year. Long gone are the league scoring champion, …


  • Chiefs have question marks, but don’t lack confidence

    Without a doubt, the Spokane Chiefs face many question marks this year.


  • Chiefs face loaded U.S. Division once again

    The U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League should be a minefield for the 2014-15 season, which the Spokane Chiefs will kick off Saturday in Kennewick against the division-rival Tri-City …


  • Tri-City defeats Spokane in overtime

    As was the case for most of the preseason, the Spokane Chiefs came up short offensively on Saturday night. Braden Purtill’s overtime goal gave Tri-City (5-3-0-0) a 2-1 win over …


  • This loss OK with Nachbaur

    Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur doesn’t put much stock in the final score during Western Hockey League exhibition games. For the record, the final score Thursday at Eastern Washington University’s …


  • Don Nachbaur OK with Chiefs preseason loss

    Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur doesn’t put much stock in the final score during Western Hockey League exhibition games.


  • American top Chiefs in preseason game

    Tri-City scored three second-period goals and beat Spokane 5-1 in Western Hockey League preseason action Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Blair Oneschuk scored Spokane’s lone goal early …


  • Chiefs win exhibition over Silvertips

    EVERETT, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs got goals from Curtis Miske and Kailer Yamamoto en route to a 2-1 victory over the Everett Silvertips in a Western Hockey League preseason …


  • Chiefs win WHL exhibition over Silvertips

    The Spokane Chiefs got goals from Curtis Miske and Kailer Yamamoto en route to a 2-1 victory over the Everett Silvertips in a Western Hockey League preseason match on Saturday.


  • Chiefs get off to slow start in preseason with loss to Portland

    EVERETT, Wash. – The Portland Winterhawks outshot the Spokane Chiefs 15-3 in the first period en route to an early three-goal lead and cruised to a 7-5 win on Friday. …


  • In brief: Chiefs cut roster down for preseason, two 15-year-olds remain

    Junior hockey: The Spokane Chiefs trimmed their preseason roster to 34 players, including four goaltenders, in preparation for Friday’s 3 p.m. preseason opener against Portland at Everett. The Chiefs are …


  • Team Red rallies to win Chiefs’ Red-White Game

    Team Red scored the final three goals to post a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Team White in Sunday afternoon’s Red-White Game played before 3,018 fans. Dominic Zwerger scored two of …


  • Chartier, Helewka sharp in Chiefs’ Red-White Game

    Team Red scored the final three goals to post a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Team White in Sunday afternoon’s Red-White Game played before 3,018 fans at the Arena.


  • Questions galore as Spokane Chiefs open camp

    The 63 players in attendance were the main focus Thursday, but the Spokane Chiefs couldn’t completely ignore the two who were absent.


  • In brief: Eastern will play at Texas Tech in 2017

    College football: In a repeat engagement of Beau Baldwin’s head coaching debut at Eastern Washington, the Eagles will play at Texas Tech on Sept. 2, 2017, the school announced Tuesday …


  • Reid Gow opts out of final season with Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs have lost their captain and their top potential returning scorer. Defenseman Reid Gow has opted not to return to the Western Hockey League team for 2014-15, his …


  • Chiefs will again open against Tri-City

    Tradition dictates that the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans get together to begin the Western Hockey League season. That trend will continue for the 2014-15 season, as Spokane will open …


  • Oil Kings Memorial champs

    LONDON, Ontario – Henrik Samuelsson had two goals and three assists to help the Edmonton Oil Kings win the Memorial Cup, 6-3 over the Guelph Storm on Sunday. Edgars Kulda …


  • Give and Take: Blog matters

    A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at www.spokesman.com/ sportslink/ 1: While fans are sure to point out that the location is a lot …


  • Kings crush Ducks in Game 7

    Hockey: Justin Williams, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored in an overwhelming first period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to their third straight NHL Western Conference finals with a …


  • In brief: Gonzaga will play home-and-home series vs. UCLA and Arizona

    College basketball: Gonzaga continues to add marquee opponents to its nonconference men’s basketball schedule. The Zags announced home-and-home agreements with UCLA and Arizona. GU will face the Bruins in Pauley …


  • Portland takes Oil Kings to 7th game

    EDMONTON, Alberta – Keegan Iverson scored the overtime winner as the Portland Winterhawks erased a three-goal, third-period deficit to snap a three-game losing skid and defeat the Edmonton Oil Kings …


  • Oil Kings top Hawks, go up 3-2

    PORTLAND – The Edmonton Oil Kings ended the Portland Winterhawks’ 25-game home winning streak Friday and closed to within one game of winning their second Western Hockey League championship in …


  • Edgars Kulda has winner as Oil Kings top Winterhawks

    EDMONTON – Edgars Kulda’s goal with 6:47 left in the third period was the winner as the Edmonton Oil Kings rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to remain in the …


  • Winterhawks go up 2-0 in WHL finals

    PORTLAND – Brendan Leipsic had a goal and an assist in his return from a one-game suspension, and the Portland Winter- hawks defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 3-1 in Game …


  • G&T Blog Matters: Cougars summer workouts, Mitch Holmberg, Vandal football banned

    A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at www.spokesman.com/ sportslink/ 4: “I think it’s good,” coach Mike Leach said. “It helps you keep track …


  • Winterhawks take win in Game 1

    PORTLAND – Paul Bittner scored two goals and Nicolas Petan added three assists as the Portland Winterhawks took Game 1 of the Western Hockey League final with a 5-2 win …


  • Holmberg finishes runner-up for two WHL awards

    Former Spokane Chiefs star Mitch Holmberg finished runner-up in two categories Wednesday as the Western Hockey League presented honors during its annual awards luncheon in Calgary, Alberta. Sam Reinhart of …


  • WHL roundup: Taylor Leier scores winner in OT as Winterhawks take Game 3 from Rockets

    Taylor Leier scored in overtime as the Portland Winterhawks came from behind to defeat the visiting Kelowna Rockets 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League playoff action. The Winterhawks, who …


  • Oil Kings go up 2-0 in series

    EDMONTON – Curtis Lazar scored twice and Tristan Jarry made 32 saves as the Edmonton Oil Kings edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-1 on Sunday for a 2-0 lead in …


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