Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Rain 39° Rain

Tag search results

Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.

Chiefs win WHL season opener

Mitch Lipon and Tyson Helgesen scored their first goals as Chiefs to highlight a 4-2 win over the Tri-City Americans as the 2014-15 Western Hockey League season began.

Messier returns with Chiefs to Tri-City

Marcus Messier has witnessed four Western Hockey League season openers between the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans. But this year, in his final season in the league, Messier will experience the opener from the other side.

Old news: Chiefs open at Tri-City

As recent tradition dictates, the Spokane Chiefs will open the WHL season against Tri-City at 7 tonight (Saturday) at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

West poses tough road for Chiefs

To illustrate the depth of the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division, consider the Spokane Chiefs’ position last season. The Chiefs finished with 86 points in 2013-14 – a solid showing, to be sure, but only good enough to place fourth in the five-team division.

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 Spokane (2-3-2-0) in a Western Hockey League preseason finale at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

Aviani nets winner in SO as Chiefs beat Americans

You can always count on the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans to butt heads. Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 10,325 at the Arena was no different, as the Chiefs and Americans went to overtime for the third time in seven games this season.

Recently traded ex-Chief Jackson Playfair threatened by girlfriend

KENNEWICK – A Canadian news reporter has been charged with threatening to kill her boyfriend, former Spokane Chiefs and current Tri-City Americans forward Jackson Playfair, after finding out he’d dated someone else. One count of felony harassment with domestic violence was filed Thursday against Tieja MacLaughlin in Benton County Superior Court with bail set at $50,000.

Chiefs trade Playfair to Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have acquired 19-year-old forward Marcus Messier from the Tri-City Americans in exchange for 19-year-old forward Jackson Playfair.

Hometown fans finally get to see surging Chiefs

Most Spokane Chiefs fans haven’t had a chance to see their favorite team this season. The majority of hockey fans who have seen the Chiefs didn’t enjoy the view.

Chiefs open strong at Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs needed less than 6 minutes of the first period Saturday night to make the rest of their season opener a relative cake walk.

Spokane hits road with 2-0 lead over T-C

KENNEWICK – More than any team with home-ice advantage in the Western Hockey League playoffs, the Spokane Chiefs needed to jump out to a 2-0 series lead. The Chiefs accomplished that by defeating the Tri-City Americans 4-1 on Friday and 6-4 on Saturday at the Arena to take command of the first-round, best-of-seven series.

Chiefs head to Kennewick with 2-0 lead

More than any team with home-ice advantage in the Western Hockey League playoffs, the Spokane Chiefs needed to jump out to a 2-0 series lead. The Chiefs accomplished that by defeating the Tri-City Americans 4-1 on Friday and 6-4 on Saturday at the Arena to take command of the first-round, best-of-seven series.

The way it should be: Ams, Chiefs

One-third of the way through the Western Hockey League season, the Spokane Chiefs were vying for the third-best record in the Western Conference and a potential first-round playoff matchup against Victoria. Two-thirds of the way through the season, Victoria caught fire and threatened to drop the Chiefs into the sixth-place spot and a possible first-round series against Kamloops.

Tri-City erupts in third to overcome Spokane

KENNEWICK – Forty minutes do not a hockey game make. The Spokane Chiefs found that out the hard way on Monday night. After scrapping their way to a 3-2 lead through two periods, the Chiefs had multiple breakdowns in the third period and Tri-City rattled off four straight goals – two of them just 14 seconds apart – and skated to a 6-3 win before 6,098 at the Toyota Center in the 23rd annual New Year’s Eve meeting between the U.S. Division rivals.