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The Spokane Braves’ 50th season will have to wait until next year.
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.
Derek Humphreys came to the game of hockey like so many young athletes end up in any sport: His dad played it. And for Humphreys, the sport took hold.
Joonas Oden scored late to give Finland a 1-0 victory over the United States on Thursday and send the defending champion into the semifinals of the world junior hockey championship.
Arizona Coyotes forward Barrett Hayton scored twice to help Canada beat the United States 6-4 on Thursday night in their Group B opener at the world junior hockey championship.
Ethan McIndoe took the ice at Eagles Ice Arena during practice recently, the old man and a sea of 16- and 17-year-old skaters.
The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies beat the Halifax Mooseheads one last time to win their first Memorial Cup.
Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert has been named head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer U-18 Team, announced by Hockey Canada on Tuesday morning.
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.
Kaapo Kakko scored with 1:26 left to give Finland its fifth world junior hockey title, 3-2 over the United States on Saturday night.
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.
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.
Former Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik has signed to play for the Toronto Marlies, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Evan Fitzpatrick made 28 saves to lead the Acadie-Bathurst Titan to their first Memorial Cup title, 3-0 over the host Regina Pats in the Canadian major junior championship.
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.
Some of the best moments shared between teammates aren’t in the arena or on the bench or in the locker room.
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.”
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.
The Everett Silvertips got the first and last goals Sunday night but the Spokane Chiefs scored everything in between in a 5-2 victory for their third victory in three nights.
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.