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Chiefs need all hands on deck

There are better ways to head into postseason play than dragging along a five-game losing streak. But the Spokane Chiefs aren’t shrinking from the task of meeting U.S. Division champion …


Chiefs lose; most stars rest

The Western Hockey League regular season came to an end Sunday at the Arena with a playoff preview that wasn’t really indicative of anything. The Everett Silvertips, less than 24 …


Gropp scores four goals in T-Birds’ win over Chiefs

You wouldn’t know it by Friday night’s lopsided 7-2 score – which came courtesy of Ryan Gropp’s four goals – but the victorious Seattle Thunderbirds and vanquished Spokane Chiefs are …


Portland’s Adam Henry too much for Chiefs

Adam Henry knows he struck gold as his days in the Western Hockey League wind down. Henry spent half of this season with the Saskatoon Blades, who have the worst …


Chiefs notch eighth win against Ams this season

One thing has remained constant during the Spokane Chiefs’ up-and-down season – their domination over the Tri-City Americans. The Chiefs improved to 8-3-0-0 against the Americans this season as Kailer …


Chiefs take encouraging win over Winterhawks

The Spokane Chiefs officially qualified for the Western Hockey League postseason for the ninth consecutive season on Friday night. More encouraging to the Chiefs was the team they defeated to …


Chiefs collect 4th straight win, thump Vancouver

The Spokane Chiefs play the Vancouver Giants twice per Western Hockey League season. Adam Helewka might want to petition the league to increase the number of Chiefs-Giants matchups.


Miske’s hat trick keeps Chiefs rolling

Spokane Chiefs rookie Curtis Miske produced two goals through his first 48 games of this Western Hockey League season. Miske more than doubled that output on Saturday with his first …


Calder Brooks scores twice with an assist to lead Spokane Chiefs over Everett Silvertips 3-1

It’s difficult to measure how much the Spokane Chiefs have missed forward Calder Brooks. But try two goals and one assist, which is what Brooks accounted for on Wednesday as …


Calder Brooks scores twice to lead Chiefs over Silvertips

It’s difficult to measure how much the Spokane Chiefs have missed forward Calder Brooks.


Spokane Chiefs shut out for sixth time since Jan. 17, 5-0 by Kootenay Ice

The Kootenay Ice can throw several offensive players at rivals, but one of them dedicated Saturday’s 5-0 win over the Spokane Chiefs to the guy in net. “We know (the …


Calgary storms back in third period, tops Chiefs

The Helgesen family knew that their son would be on the winning team Friday, but for most of the night they probably assumed that team would be the Spokane Chiefs. …


Spokane Chiefs lose to Everett Silvertips

If the Western Hockey League season ended today, the Spokane Chiefs would meet the Everett Silvertips in the first round of the playoffs. Everett’s 3-2 victory over Spokane at the …


Fram, Hughson end Chiefs’ seven-game slide

The Spokane Chiefs discarded the losing streak and the shutout streak Saturday against one of the top teams in the Western Hockey League. Captain Jason Fram forced overtime with a …


Chiefs suffers 7th straight defeat, 3rd straight shutout, in loss to Victoria

Injuries, bad breaks, poor execution – whatever the reason, the Spokane Chiefs are in a horrible funk. The Chiefs’ losing streak reached a season-high seven on Friday night as Tyler …


Chiefs suffers 7th straight defeat, 3rd straight shutout, in loss to Victoria

Injuries, bad breaks, poor execution – whatever the reason, the Spokane Chiefs are in a horrible funk.


Banged-up Chiefs’ losing streak reaches season-high six

Spokane Chiefs head coach Don Nachbaur is only exaggerating slightly when he says half of his lineup is sitting in the stands. The injury-riddled Chiefs lost their season-high sixth consecutive …


Sarthou, Americans keep Chiefs reeling

Evan Sarthou didn’t figure to get so many starts in the net for the Tri-City Americans this season. The young goaltender certainly didn’t figure to register four shutouts in nine …


Chiefs capitalize early, cruise past Kamloops 5-2

The Spokane Chiefs looked up at the scoreboard with about 9 minutes left in Saturday’s game and saw that they had been held to 13 shots on goal. Ordinarily, that …


Portland shows old form beating Chiefs

These aren’t the same Portland Winterhawks, but they seem to like the challenge of getting back to their accustomed position. Paul Bittner’s third career hat trick and Oliver Bjorkstrand’s four-point …


Devon McAndrews scores two goals to lead Chiefs past Portland

Devon McAndrews broke through Wednesday night and scored his first goal as a member of the Spokane Chiefs. With that barrier broken, McAndrews added his second goal for some much-needed …


Chiefs net 5th straight win

The Spokane Chiefs picked right up where they left off. Powered by shorthanded goals by Calder Brooks and Liam Stewart, and Garret Hughson’s stingy play in net, the Chiefs matched …


WHL notes: Chiefs trade rights to talented goalie Thatcher Demko

The Spokane Chiefs raised some eyebrows Tuesday by trading their Western Hockey League rights to Boston College sophomore goaltender Thatcher Demko to the Calgary Hitmen for conditional draft selections. Demko, …


Liam Stewart’s late goal gives Spokane Chiefs 3-2 win over Prince George Cougars

The Spokane Chiefs may remember this as their dramatic turnaround week. Six days after posting their fifth consecutive loss with perhaps their worst effort of the season, a 4-1 home …


T-Birds send Chiefs to fifth straight loss

In a span of eight days, the Spokane Chiefs have gone from being to one of the Western Hockey League’s hottest teams to being, in the words of head coach …


Spokane Chiefs lose fifth straight game

In a span of eight days, the Spokane Chiefs have gone from being to one of the Western Hockey League’s hottest teams to being, in the words of head coach …


Ice send Chiefs to fourth straight loss

As Sam Reinhart watched Kootenay’s progress from afar earlier this season, he still had confidence in the Ice’s chances. Those chances improved when Reinhart returned to Kootenay after a nine-game …


Streaking Chiefs turn back Hurricanes

It was a Saturday night of firsts and near-firsts for the streaking Spokane Chiefs. Defenseman Jordan Henderson scored his first career Western Hockey League goal and 17-year-old goaltender Tyson Verhelst …


Chiefs defeat Royals, run win streak to four

No, revenge was not the motivating factor when the Spokane Chiefs met the Victoria Royals on Wednesday. Continuing a season-long winning streak was the bigger goal, and Victoria just happened …


Spokane Chiefs win another 2-1 game

The Spokane Chiefs got the maximum results out of 180 minutes – and 14 seconds – of hockey in three days. Kailer Yamamoto scored 14 seconds into overtime Sunday as …