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Four-goal third period sends Chiefs past Calgary

Tied at 1 heading into the third period, the Spokane Chiefs needed a spark.


Chiefs rally for overtime win over Everett

Playing from behind most of the night, the Spokane Chiefs turned to their leading scorer Saturday night to tie the game and Kailer Yamamoto also delivered in overtime to earn …


Chiefs face tough challenge from Everett

After completing the longest road trip of the season, Spokane got the benefit of a full week of practice.


Chiefs give up lead with 6 seconds to play, lose in OT to Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs overcame a 3-1 deficit to take a 4-3 lead Saturday night over Tri-City. But the Americans scored with six seconds left in regulation and then took 55 …


Chiefs score late to force overtime, but fall 4-3 to Red Deer

The Spokane Chiefs got a late goal from Kailer Yamamoto to take Red Deer to overtime, but the Rebels scored with only 29 seconds left in the extra period for …


Chiefs finally come home after finding a groove on road

The Spokane Chiefs stumbled out of the gate to start the season and were dancing with Seattle Thunderbirds for the bottom of the U.S. Division standings. But the Chiefs (6-6-2-1, …


Chiefs score early, defend Everett late for a 2-1 victory over Silvertips

Spokane Chiefs broke a three-game losing streak and scored a huge 2-1 victory Tuesday night over the Everett Silvertips. The Chiefs got goals from Kailer Yamamoto and Jaret Anderson-Dolan while …


Spokane Chiefs give up two late goals and fall 4-3 in overtime to Everett

The Spokane lost 4-3 in overtime to the Everett Silvertips after the Chiefs game up two power play goals in the last six minutes of a game they controlled from …


Lethbridge takes advantage of penalties to defeat Chiefs

The first rule for when you’re having trouble dealing with an opponent’s power play: Stop committing penalties.


Tri-City pounds Spokane Chiefs to open WHL season

The Spokane Chiefs opened the season and crashed headfirst into scoring machines called Michael Rasmussen and Vladislav Lukin.


Young Chiefs show promise as regular season opens

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur doesn’t mince words when asked how a team succeeds at hockey. The game rewards effort.


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 hope to turn last season’s struggles into future success

The Spokane Chiefs were haunted by injuries and inconsistency last season. However, all those minutes given to younger players gives the organization hope that the Chiefs can turn all that …


Chiefs’ Don Nachbaur wins first Pat Quinn Award

Don Nachbaur, head coach of the Spokane Chiefs the last six seasons, Monday was named the inaugural recipient of the Pat Quinn Coaching Award by the BC Hockey Hall of …


Chiefs prepare for WHL bantam draft with eighth overall selection

The Spokane Chiefs will pump new talent into the organization Thursday as the team has three picks in the top 38 selections of the 2016 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.


Chiefs leave Victoria down two games in WHL playoff-opening series

The Spokane Chiefs are returning home in a huge hole, looking to find a way out after a 4-3 loss to the Victoria Royals on Saturday night which leaves the …


Victoria’s star players guide Game 1 playoff win over Chiefs

The Victoria Royals’ top guns provided the offense as the Western Hockey League’s regular-season champions disposed of the Spokane Chiefs 5-3 in Game 1 of their best-of-7 opening-round playoff series.


Matt Sozanski’s scoring spurt perfect timing for Chiefs

The Tri-City Americans’ mad dash to knock the Spokane out of the playoffs last week collided with will of a journeyman defenseman seeking his first ever goal after three years …


Kelowna zips past Spokane in Chiefs’ final home game of regular season

A night after dominating rival Tri-City 6-1, the Chiefs got slammed by the same score Saturday night by Kelowna in Spokane’s final home game of the regular season.


Injury-plagued Chiefs gear up for homestretch

The Spokane Chiefs return their battered lineup to home ice Wednesday night for the final stretch of games as the players make a final push to solidify a spot in …


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 …


Winterhawks defeat Spokane Chiefs in overtime

The Spokane Chiefs scored two goals in the final 10 minutes to force overtime Wednesday night, but the Portland Winterhawks scored with 15 seconds remaining in the extra period to …


Chiefs claim back-to-back wins over Ice

A night after surrendering a two-goal lead and holding on in overtime in Cranbrook, British Columbia, the Spokane Chiefs returned home and made sure a similar rally didn’t happen again.


Blanchette: Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur has left his mark in Spokane

Not quite 40 years ago, when Don Nachbaur was a boy on skates in the game he coaches now, he remembers being whistled to center ice at practice, being tossed …


Chiefs can’t overcome Regina’s quick start

The Spokane Chiefs suffered one of their worst defeats of the season Saturday night as the Regina Pats came to town and won 7-2 in a game that didn’t seem …


Chiefs reboot with new faces in second half of season

The Spokane Chiefs head into a pair of weekend games hoping to get two newly acquired players up to speed after trading away two longtime fixtures of the team.


Jason Fram’s late goal points Chiefs toward overtime victory

In an absolutely thrilling made-in-Hollywood ending, the Spokane Chiefs completed three comebacks and somehow willed themselves to a 5-4 win Saturday night over the Portland Winterhawks at the Arena.


Chiefs can’t take advantage of multiple shots during OT loss to Portland

On a night when the Spokane Chiefs’ offense created many opportunities, the Portland Winterhawks got a skating clinic by one player Friday night to take down the Chiefs 2-1 in …


Remi Laurencelle scores four goals as Everett tops Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs scratched back to take a third-period lead Wednesday night, but the Everett Silvertips scored four more goals to slam the door on a 7-4 victory.