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MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010

Chiefs could still be first

The Spokane Chiefs have four games remaining and there is still a possibility they could end up as the top seed in the Western Division when the Western Hockey League playoffs begin next week.We look at the possibilities in the story posted below.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010

Chiefs get help

Spokane native Tyler Alos scored and Burke Gallimore had two goals as Seattle handed Tri-City it's third loss in a row.That means the Spokane Chiefs can pass the Americans if they win their last four of the season. Two of those are a home-and-home with...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010

Beach nets 50

Kyle Beach scored two goals, giving him 51 on the season, and the Spokane Chiefs dominated Seattle 4-1.Beach is the first Chief since Ryan Duthie in 93-94 to get 50. Duthie had 57. There has been only one 50 goal scorer in the WHL in...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

Chiefs blank Portland

James Reid got his fifth shutout of the season and second agianst Portland as the Spokane Chiefs moved four points ahead of the Winterhawks in the race for playoff positioning.Mitch Wahl and Kyle Beach scored first period goals, the league-leading 49th for Beach, with Kenton...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

Chiefs lose shootout

Kyle Beach and Mitch Wahl came up empty in a shootout while the Kelowna Rockets scored on their first two shoots, handing the Spokane Chiefs a 3-2 loss Wednesday night. (Story from Kelowna paper below.)It was a game the Chiefs only mustered 21 shots through...

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Primer for Chiefs at Kelowna

A little primer for tonight's Chiefs' game at Kelowna from our friend Doyle Potenteau at The Daily Courier, read below.The Everett Herald took a look at the stretch run prior to the Silvertips win last night, when Shane Harper sent a franchise record with his...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010

Chiefs Johnson honored

Spokane Chiefs Tyler Johnson has beennamed the Western Hockey League Player of the Month for February after scoring 24 points (including 10 goals) as the Chiefs went 11-2.For more information on Johnson and the Chiefs, read the extended entry.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2010

Chiefs come up big

With the Tri-City Americans invading and a full house watching, the Spokane Chiefs come away with a critical 5-2 win Saturday night that was much closer than the score indicated. The unedited game story is below.The Chiefs hit the road for three while the 2B...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2010

Chiefs celebrate in style

The Spokane Chiefs celebrated their Top 25 players in 25 years in style Friday night, using a hat trick by local hero Tyler Johnson to coast to a 5-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars.The unedited game story is below. Don't forget to share your...

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Jay Stewart of the Spokane Chiefs names the top 25 Chiefs players in the last 25 years during a press conference at the Spokane Arena Friday February 26, 2010.   (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

25 Chiefs for 25 years

As part of their 25th anniversary celebration the Spokane Chiefs, with the help of fans, picked 25 all-time greats. It's quite an impressive list and 15 of the 25 were introduced at a press conference Friday afternoon and 16 will be recognized tonight before the...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2010


Key game for Chiefs

A little primer for tonight's big Western Hockey League game in Spokane. The Chiefs face Everett with a chance to tie the Silvertips for the third seed in the Western Division. The Silvertips know tonight's game is critical. If you missed it on the previous...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010

Surfer dude Wahl honored

A critical week for the Spokane Chiefs got off to a good start when veteran center Mitch Wahl was named the Western Hockey League Player of the Week on Monday. It's good time since we had a story on Wahl planned for this week (see...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010

Chiefs stretching for stretch run

It's the stretch run in the Western Hockey League and the Spokane Chiefs seem to be finding their stride.After a dismal stretch at home the Chiefs have won five straight at the Arena this month, the last two in overtime, and how have three straight...

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MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010

Chiefs win another OT thriller

The Spokane Chiefs entered Monday afternoon's President Day meeting with an 0-17 when trailing after two periods.Thanks to Kyle Beach they're now 1-17.Beach scored late in the third period and then added his second OT game-winner in as many games for a 3-2 win over...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2010

Chiefs win thriller

Kyle Beach poked in a loose puck with 48 seconds left in overtime to give the Spokane Chiefs a wild 4-3 win over the Tri-Cities Americans Saturday night.Just a wonderful way to come back from furlough, although the overtime and my rustiness wiped out deadlines....

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2010

Cowen signs, Chiefs win

A double-dose of news from the Spokane Chiefs today. Before the Chiefs ended Everett's 14-game winning streak with a solid 2-1 win, story below, captain Jared Cowen signed with the Ottawa Senators.

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Chiefs begin key stretch tonight

The Spokane Chiefs face Everett tonight in what can be considered a huge game. No, the Chiefs don't have to win to make the Western Hockey League playoffs. But that was never the goal. The goal has always been to make noise in the playoffs.The...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2010

Chiefs' win Friday

The Spokane Chiefs continue to struggle at home, losing to Kootenay 4-3. The unedited game story is below.Here is last night's Chiefs' win, covered for top-notch correspondent Jason Shoot while I was courtside in Pullman. My mistake.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2010

Big hockey post

There have been quite a few distractions lately, but we'll play catchup on the Western Hocke League now.The Chiefs return home Friday night after a strange sequence of eight games on the road. They finished their swing through the Central Division by winning two of...

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MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2010

Catching up with hockey

I didn't think it would be that hard to keep up - but I didn't know a virus was going to claim my computer during the figure skating competition. I lost everything, including book marks and passwords. I lost so much stuff I don't know...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2010


Drayson Bowman scores the first of his two goals against Seattle’s Calvin Pickard, tying the score at 1 in the second period of Friday’s playoff opener at the Arena.  (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Bowman called up

Former Chief Drayson Bowman, pictured above, gets called up to the NHL, the second player from the 2008 Memorial Cup to make it to The Show this week.Just moments before the figure skating starts, I also wanted to share a story from Darren Steinke in...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2010

Tokarski in NHL

Wednesday was a great day for the Spokane Chiefs, who won in Medicine Hat, which leads the Central Division, and former star goalie Dustin Tokarski was called up to the NHL.Keep reading for a little trivia game.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010

Junior hockey comes under fire

I don't run into the same cast of characters each time I enter the Arena for a Spokane Chiefs' hockey game but there is only one I dread seeing.I mean it in a nice way but each time I see this gentleman he asks how...

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