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Tri-City Americans speak up on hockey’s future at Toyota Center

The Tri-City Americans hoped Kennewick would approve a sales tax to pay for updates to its home, the Toyota Center. After The Link failed by a large margin Tuesday, the hockey team is revisiting its future at an arena one executive called one of the worst in the Western Hockey League.

Spokane Chiefs extend Nachbaur through next season

One day before the regular season begins, the Spokane Chiefs extended the contract of coach Don Nachbaur to keep the franchise’s all-time winningest coach under contract through the 2017-18 season.

Capsules of WHL’s U.S. Division

It looks like all the other teams in the U.S. Division again will be chasing the Seattle Thunderbirds as the regular season opens on Saturday.

Chiefs sign second-round pick Matt Leduc

The Spokane Chiefs, which open at home on Oct. 1 against the Tri-City Americans, have signed one of their top 2015 draft picks and another 2015 selection has been invited to a prestigious upcoming goalie camp.

Chiefs collect precious points in 6-1 win over Tri-City

In a must-win game to reach the playoffs, the Spokane Chiefs put on an offensive show and crushed visiting Tri-City Americans 6-1 Friday night to get some breathing room. The Chiefs (31-27-5-4, 71 points) now hold a six point lead over the Americans (31-34-2-1, 65 points) for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot with five games to play.

Hudson Elynuik’s two goals carry Chiefs past Americans

The Spokane Chiefs started strongly Saturday night and then faded. With Tri-City threatening to steal the game, Hudson Elynuik swiped the puck, raced up the ice and scored a short-handed goal that carried the team to a 4-2 victory.

Area roundup: Americans top Chiefs 4-1

A night after scoring six goals against the top team in the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs’ offense fell flat in a 4-1 loss to the Tri-City Americans Saturday at Toyota Center in Kennewick. Taylor Ross scored Spokane’s lone goal early in the third period. After a scoreless first period, Tri-City (24-25-2-1) scored three second-period goals to grab control.

Chiefs fall apart in loss to Americans

After an emotional win Friday night over Seattle, the Spokane Chiefs came out hot on Saturday but the Tri-City Americans kept answering and then ran away for a 7-3 win.

Chiefs capitalize on breaks to overcome Americans 6-4

During a game that both teams looked for two periods like they had forgotten how to play, the Spokane Chiefs got enough breaks Saturday night to finally put the Tri-City Americans away for a 6-4 win.