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Graham Sward’s assist sparks Spokane Chiefs to 5-3 win over Everett Silvertips

The course of a hockey game can change on a big goal or a big hit. But can it change on an assist? If you’re the Spokane Chiefs, absolutely. Sixteen-year-old Graham Sward sent a beautiful pass from his own goal line past the red line to Leif Mattson, and the veteran scored on a breakaway to tie the game in the second period. It was the boost the Chiefs needed as they went on to beat the Everett Silvertips 5-3 in a key U.S. Division matchup. It was Spokane’s fifth win in a row.

Truck driver in Canada crash that killed 16 pleads guilty

The driver of a transport truck involved in a bus crash that killed 16 people in Canada has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Thirteen others were injured when Jaskirat Singh Sidhu’s truck loaded with peat moss collided with the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus in rural Saskatchewan.

Team effort helps Bailey Brkin, Chiefs post shutout win over Cougars

If you were to look at the box score of Wednesday’s Spokane Chiefs game against the visiting Prince George Cougars, you might be confused. After all, the teams had a combined 14 power plays, yet not a single power-play goal is on the score sheet. That’s not a big concern right now for the Chiefs, as they found four other ways to score in a 4-0 win.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan headed back to Chiefs after NHL stint

Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been reassigned by the Los Angeles Kings and will return to the Western Hockey League, as announced by the Kings on Oct. 22. He is expected to rejoin the team this week and be in the lineup on Friday night as Spokane hosts Portland at Spokane Arena.

Injured Humboldt players get visit from Stanley Cup

Injured Humboldt Broncos players got a visit from the Stanley Cup at Royal University Hospital. Ryan Straschnitzki, badly injured in the junior hockey team’s bus crash, asked to see name of Jonathan Toews, the Chicago Blackhawks forward who visited the hospital.

Former Spokane Chiefs coach Mike Babcock grieves, along with Canada and NHL over bus crash involving Humboldt Broncos

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock fought back tears, the grief resonating across Canada and the NHL. A bus crash in his home province of Saskatchewan has left 14 dead and 15 injured, three critically. A junior hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos, was headed to a playoff game when a truck collided with its bus. Among the dead are the team’s coach and captain. Says Babcock, who coached the Spokane Chiefs from 1994-2000: “It’s got to rip the heart out of your chest.”

Fifteen die when semi-trailer collides with junior hockey team’s bus in Canada

A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves of grief through the athletes’ small hometown and a country united by the national sport. As details of Friday’s accident on a highway in Saskatchewan emerged, Canadians were moved to tears.

US tops Finland 5-4 in world juniors, to face Russia in the quarterfinals

The United States made another late push to keep its momentum going into the medal round of the world junior hockey championship. Adam Fox scored with 1:37 left in the third period to give the U.S. a 5-4 victory over Finland on Sunday in the Americans’ final preliminary-round game.